I got the e-mail! Babies are coming next week. Time to get the brooder set up and tested!!! I decided to go with a larger Steralite container because 1) it was translucent and 2) it latches securely. (Translucent for the 3-year-old, latched for both him and our cat.) After trolling the site for a long time I decided to go with the pine pellets. I saw a couple of posts that I liked where people took advantage of shelf liner for easy clean up. Is this something I can do without creating a double layer brooder? If so, how did you set it up? Also, the pellets seem kinda big. (Equine pine pellets from TS.) Are the tiny little chicks going to be safe and comfy on those? Any feedback is welcome and appreciated!!! Thanks! -c Expecting: 2 BR & 2 EE after 6/7.