We're using straw on top of brown paper in our bath tub, and I keep reading people lamenting over shavings in the food or water. This is only our second night with our chicks, but nothing has gotten into food nor water, the chicks scratch and peck around a bit but beeline to the food when they are actually hungry, and I never needed to put down paper towels for them to figure that out. The straw stays nice and warm and isn't dusty at all. It absorbs really well and on top of that the poop seems to just shift its way through to the bottom and out of the way of the chicks. So.. why is it that pine shavings seem to have a wider appeal? Am I missing something?