Greetings! I am new to having chickens and I am not doing so well...but I am trying! I have a question. I had my baby chicks in a rubbermaid type bin and they started flying out and perching on my table! I went and got a rabbit cage to put them in but I am concerned about it. It has that metal mesh thing that rabbits walk on...now they chicks are doing just fine walking around on it, but I am concerned that maybe they need the pine shavings to be filled so they can scratch. Is this true? Right now they get their fill of scratching all their food out of their feeder. I really need some suggestions. I have lost 4 chicks already....2 due to pasty butt (which I do not understand as I checked them often, but they still got it and died shortly after I cleaned them), 1 died from being trampled I believe, and 1 died for who knows what reason. I have 4 left....2 new hampshire reds (wow they are bullies!) and 2 blue andalusians (these like to fly and perch!) The NHR were hatched on 3/11 and the blues hatched on 3/23. They seem to be doing well in their new habitat but I still want to make sure I am doing everything right! I want to make sure they are happy!