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Ducklings eating bedding!

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Does anyone have any alternative bedding ideas for two ducklings? I just put them into their new diggs and it had large natural wood shavings as bedding... So of course they decided to eat it. So I took them back out and covered the bedding with fabric... So I could regroup! Now what? I really need some help on what I should be putting in there!!
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This is one of our guys... Sid!
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I think old towels or sheets over shavings may be the best thing.

 

My runners ate shavings, so we used old towels.  Let me say, with eleven ducklings . . . . 

 

Just make sure they cannot burrow under edges to get to the shavings.  My runner lings used to get at the puppy pads that were under the plastic lining of the brooder and chew on the insides.  gag.

 

I failed to mention, Sid . . . .:love


Edited by Amiga - 12/23/13 at 8:14pm

Please consider adopting rescued ducks.

 

David Holderread:  

People often ask if they should "put down" a bird that has suffered major injuries.  In my experience, birds appreciate the opportunity to recover.  Ducks have an amazing ability to heal, even from injuries that appear to be catastrophic.

 

Spring-Summer 2014 - please bear with me - plate very full - PM if you need to...

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Please consider adopting rescued ducks.

 

David Holderread:  

People often ask if they should "put down" a bird that has suffered major injuries.  In my experience, birds appreciate the opportunity to recover.  Ducks have an amazing ability to heal, even from injuries that appear to be catastrophic.

 

Spring-Summer 2014 - please bear with me - plate very full - PM if you need to...

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