Anybody using wild grass in the coop?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by KARy408, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. KARy408

    KARy408 Chirping

    Aug 18, 2014
    Livermore, CA
    It's the time of year in which I need to do some substantial yard maintenance. I live in the Northern California mountains and have a lot of that wild dry yellow grass that needs to be cut back. I'm thinking this will make excellent bedding/litter material around the Duck coop and run, I'm just not sure about it getting wet...
    Does anybody use their yard waste in the duck run or should I limit it to the nest specifically? Any thoughts on this idea would be appreciated!
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2014
  2. SouthernPride

    SouthernPride Songster

    May 8, 2011
    Olive Branch, MS
    I buy bales of mixed grass hay. It does mildew pretty quickly but it's cheap and they love it when it's fresh. You should give your grass a try, just keep an eye on the mildew.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: