My chicks are 12 days old and are growing like weeds. I have Pine Shavings in their brooder and no sand. I wanted to put some sand in there but, they out grew their other brooder (plastic sterlite from Walmart) so I had to improvise and fast and now they are in my very deep master bathtub and I am not sure that I will be able to even keep them in there much longer. They are flying like crazy...and I am scared that it isn't deep enough and I will be finding them all over my bathroom when I go in to check on them. Anyway, I digress...I was wondering if I should put them a dustbath in now or not. I have a box of the chick grit from Walmart that I bought just in case, and I was thinking of putting it in a pan for them to bath in. Any thoughts on this?? I have been giving them a little treat and some grit on a regular basis at the same time everyday. So grit isn't a problem. I am so in love with my little Chicky Babies!!!