LOVE the wood pellets as bedding. Just started using wood pellets as bedding in my new homemade banty brooder yesterday and must say it is GREAT. It smells good, dries out the poo in minutes, and doesn't get kicked up in the food or water. I've used puppy pads, peat moss, and shavings but really liking the wood pellets. My banties are 2 1/2 weeks old, so pecked at the pellets but didn't eat any. I sprinkled a little baby scratch over the pellets to give them something to scratch.