So my little turds are quite the messiest things. I think they waste more water than they actually drink. I'm using pine shaving 2-3 inches deep and paper towels under the shavings to try and absorb extra water. I also had to put my waterer and feeder on opposite ends of my brooder because the feed they spilled really smelled bad when it got wet. I have my chicks in my house and I'm trying to keep their brooder as clean as possible (hubby doesn't like the idea of them being in the house). I know I can cut down on smell if I could keep the shavings from getting wet or if they would dry out quicker. I'm using a regular light bulb in a shade which keep the temp around 90. Any idea on a different type of bedding to use or different technique to keep the shaving from getting/ staying wet? Its not that its soaking wet but after I put brand new bedding in, it doesn't take a few hours before all around my waterer becomes damp. Plus I also fluff up the bedding 2-3 times a day, just whenever I notice its compacted. Thanks in advance!