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Wood shavings safe for duck house??

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I bought straw for the duck house (not the run). I was going to mix straw and wood shavings together. Someone informed me that is not safe for the ducks as they will peck at the straw and can ingest the wood chips?


Edited by mamaof2wi - 6/2/16 at 9:55am
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wood chips or shavings?

 

I use pine shavings in the house and straw in the run with no noticeable ill effect. YMMV.

 

Be cautious with either + ducklings. They are more likely to eat the bedding.

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Follow my flock on instagram and on my blog herouxpotager.com

 

My Flock: 5 ducks, 2 drakes - All Saxonies.

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Originally Posted by dotknott View Post
 

wood chips or shavings?

 

I use pine shavings in the house and straw in the run with no noticeable ill effect. YMMV.

 

Be cautious with either + ducklings. They are more likely to eat the bedding.

oops shavings 

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White wood shavings (dust extracted, not sawdust) is one of the most popular and safest bedding materials for ducks. They are cheap, absorbent, and easy to use. The shavings keep smells down and reduce ammonia in the air from droppings that can cause respiratory damage and eye problems. Keep in mind that they may mistake this as food so be careful when choosing a food supplier. Good luck!:clap

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White wood shavings (dust extracted, not sawdust) is one of the most popular and safest bedding materials for ducks. They are cheap, absorbent, and easy to use. The shavings keep smells down and reduce ammonia in the air from droppings that can cause respiratory damage and eye problems. Keep in mind that they may mistake this as food so be careful when choosing a food supplier. Good luck!:clap

Thanks for the tips! I am excited to get the little buggers 

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I was so excited when my first came! They are truly adorable... they grow fast though! By the way, I prefer Pillow Wad Wood Shavings, heres a link! https://www.omlet.co.uk/shop/chicken_keeping/poultry_bedding/18162/pillow_wad_mini-bale_wood_shavings_large_36kg/?aid=POULTRYK

They are the kind I use:P

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