Hi there. I was just wondering what everyone on here prefers for their chicks. I just recently built this new brooder with a wire bottom and a droppings tray and love it. They used to constantly kick shavings in their food and water and it was a pain. Now there is no mess and I don't have to worry about them not getting water because of all the shavings in it. They seem to be happy as ever in it too. It also keeps the dust down which is wonderful.