I was wondering if the recycled paper litter such as what's sold at pet stores would work for chicks? Would they eat it? I know to keep them on a towel or mat for the first few days, and I'd planned to use pine shavings after that. However, the brooder will be an unused bathtub on the first floor of our house. Yesterday, I was collecting the bale of shavings I had dumped in my horse trailer (they were fresh, never had a horse on them), and they were SO dusty that I'm worried that it would irritate the chicks, and it would surely increase the dust levels in the house, and irritate DH, who doesn't really want chickens to begin with. I was thinking that the paper litter might be better if it's safe for the chicks.