Duck enclosure flooring
- Overrun with Runners
You can use sand - but if there is no drainage, it will be like quicksand. You need to make sure water can run off the area - it doesn't take much slope. You could also use stones underneath to allow water to flow through.
I had the same issue, and dumped over 1500lbs of construction sand in the area... we had the intentions of putting pea gravel on top of it, but the sand worked so well, we just left it! So far, it's worked fantastic... the ducks love it, and it's been in for a couple of months and we've yet to need to clean it. No smell.
The only thing I'll say negative is that the ducks "dig" in it. This causes little holes, but they're easily filled, and we don't need to buy grit anymore.
Edit: My advice is to start with sand, and then add gravel as/if you need. Also, we augured a hole in the particularly wet spot (okay, a mini-lake) and dumped gravel to make a poor mans drywell. Leveled it with the surrounding ground and then then put sand over that spot too. No more puddle.
Edited by User353335 - 11/9/15 at 10:18am
Edited by tbevans - 11/9/15 at 12:17pm