What do you all use in your duck runs on the ground? Our run used to be for the chickens and the ground is pretty dug up. We have a 1/3 of it blocked off to let the grass grow back (we planted it early last fall) and i have pebbles around the pool area, but i am not sure what to use to keep the rest of it from being a mud hole. Does any one use sand, or are the small pebbles ok for a large area?
Hi i know this is an old thread but i use bark chippings. Saves the boggy mess when it rains but does eventually mulch into the ground so needs topping up regularly. Ive only got 4 ducks so lasts a while. Every so often i rake the ground over so the duck poop looks better!
I have 6 sweedish ducks and I'm not sure how many males and females they are 6 weeks old and some are quacking so i should know soon. My question is 3 of them are larger so I have a feeling I might end up with more then one male if this happens will I need to get more females. There new feathers are a green tint is that an indication of a male or is that something all sweedish ducks have.
Went out to duck nest a few hrs ago I saw one cracking open. Went out there now and saw it floating the egg in pool. There was no life in water or around them. The egg had yolk in it some was able to grab two eggs she allowed me to touch. I didn't see vains in it or any thing moving. I drew lines on it out lines I saw. Marked it 1-2 with a pencil. But I did see ants in nest again. I will lay ditmacious earth soon as partner comes home . So he can hold snowflake and hope. So I don't get bit.