We have been buying baby chicks each year and keep them in a tub in the laundry room until they get too crowded and move them out to a pin in the barn. We were using newspaper in the bottom of the tubs which had to be changed twice a day as they made a stinky mess with spilling water, feed and – you know – chicken poop! This year we discovered Nature’s Bedding Pellets. We pour about an inch of it in the tubs, place the water and feeder on top, replace the light and we’re good to go for about a week. It smells good and the chicks like to scratch around in it. If they spill water, the pellets absorb the moisture. It’s an inexpensive solution to a stinky and messy problem.