I've hatched and/or raised almost 90 chicks and wanted to share a recent discovery. Pine shavings suck for baby bedding! That's what I've always used because it's what's recommended but in the past 2 weeks I've lost a 4 day old Speckled Sussex and a 5 day old Swedish Flower Hen to pine shaving ingestion. I wasn't sure on the first one but the little one yesterday was obvious as she had a piece coming halfway out of her vent and another lodged in her throat. I had no idea because I've literally never had a problem or heard of anyone else having an issue. Please use sand or something else for their first couple of weeks. It may just save their life. No judgemental comments please. I've learned from my error and just want to spread the word out of my love for baby chicks. I think it's the new brand I just got because I've never had an issue before. I've hatched and/or raised almost 90 chicks. Next week it will be closer to a hundred. Definitely not a noob. This brand of pine shavings doesn't say if it's coarse or fine and says it's perfect for everything from chicks to horses. It's not. It's far smaller than my typical shavings. P.S. I equally loathe chicken wire. Both should be banned or baby chick usage.