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post #61 of 67

@festus6657    It's best to use old clean towels with new ducklings till they know what and where food and water is. Some will eat shaving some just look like they are when they are just noodling around in it. Towels can be taken out dialy shook out wash and reused Do this for about a week or 2 till they get use to everything.

 

And please post back and let us know how your little one is doing and answer the questions posed to you.  Thanks

 Western N.C ~ 19 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 6 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

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 Western N.C ~ 19 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 6 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

~We are Precious in His Sight.~

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post #62 of 67


Diatamaceous(sp?) earth.

post #63 of 67
My ducks like hay but shavings is fine
post #64 of 67
Hi I am in the uk and thought of using verdo which is used wet in stables .It was great for the horse and kept the smell down but I see from other posts its not so good for ducks we use straw at the moment but it just stinks
Edited by racman - 11/2/16 at 4:03pm
post #65 of 67
I'm having a problem with my drakes choking on shavings. They are about 10 months old and they have had shavings in the coop for months. Has anybody else had this problem? I have a camera in my coop and I have to go out approximately 2 times a night to help them. Help! This has only been happening a week and I'm feeling like I have a newborn!
post #66 of 67
I use old sheets / towels while they're babies.

Then they graduate to pine pellets ( horse bedding). It breaks down into sawdust as it gets wet.

I use pine peletscin the nest box.

May I suggest offering your boys some greens in a shallow dabbling pan? They may be bored or need more green matter I their diet.

I've had good luck with whole and halved cabbage heads, alfalfazpellets soaked in water and baby rabbit pellets.
post #67 of 67
Thanks, I'll try some cabbage tonight.
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