I have my chicks in a homemade brooder (aka a wading pool) and i was putting down wood shavings, but they got wet from our waterers and these chicks poop A LOT. So it was a pain to empty all those shavings out and then start all over just to clean it out the next day. Are you really supposed to clean the brooder each day or am I overdoing it? Cuz it's filthy if I don't clean it daily but what to do! What's a simple way to take care of brooder cleanliness? I'm trying newspaper now but even that gets filthy in a hurry. And they have plenty of food yet I saw a few chicks stealing food from their brothers! What's going on? When can we get rid of the brooder light altogether? I want to move them into their permanent home. They are only about 4 days old and I see some white feathers coming in - isn't it too early to get their pinfeathers?