Is "Aspen" shavings okay to use for my ducklings brooder? I have that and some stuff that is made from "reclaimed wood pulp waste" (it looks like soft shredded egg cartons). They both say safe for birds but I just want to double check. I was using blankets and towels the first few days but now that they poop so much I switched to news paper, and shredded newspaper. Its just not doing the trick and gets completely messy after just a few hours. I'm going to try this next, hopefully its better and I wont have to clean it 2-3 times a day. Also, when is it okay to introduce other food than the duck starter? Which foods or vegetables do you feed your ducklings? Mine are 4 and 5 days old.