We just bought a home and are moving in. The chickens had a hard time with this move as they were all (24) stuck in our brooder tractor for the last week and a half. On our new property there is a beat up 60 x 12 trailer home that we are using partially for storage. We converted the back room into the chickens new coop. Its 15 x 12 and more than large enough for the 24 birds. We screwed 4'x10'x1/2" sheets of plastic to the floor so the floor would not rot. When we went to cover the floor with our bedding chips, we realized we needed a lot more chips than we had on hand. There is a lot of bare floor. We put the chickens in anyways as they were cramped and fighting a bit all cramed in the brooder tractor. So my question is, we have a ton of old newspaper and a good 20 gallon paper shredder waste can - is there any reason we could not shred the paper and add it to the chips to cover the floor and help us with the costs at this time? I realize the paper will rot faster in the compost and it will absorb the moisture well, but will it cause any unforseen problems??