I have read so many positive things here on BYC about pellets I decided to try them for my now 3 week old chicks. I went to the pellets straight from paper towels on day 4 I think it was. Anyway, I went to my local feed store yesterday and the owner cautioned me, he said I should switch to shavings because soon the chicks will be eating chicken pellets and will become confused. Do you think this is true? They do pick through them now and I am sure they are eating some of the saw dust as the pellets break down, they scratch in them eat and also dust bath in the saw dust. I know they know where their food is, every morning I turn on the light and they run to the feeder like crazy ladies and of course eat non stop all day Do I really need to switch to shavings? I know there are 100's of people on this site that have used pellets succesfully for a long time, thoughts? BYW I am using horse bedding pellets.