bedding/ wood shaving?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Howard The Duck, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. Howard The Duck

    Howard The Duck New Egg

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    What type of wood shaving should I NOT USE for my new ducklings?[​IMG]
     
  2. loveourbirds

    loveourbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no cedar, oil can be toxic
    cherry and walnut shavings are dusty and may cause respiratory problems.
    red oak shavings may stain feathers- but no harmful side effects that i know of.
    straw allows places for mites and lice to hide, if they arent a problem it is fine.
     
  3. Howard The Duck

    Howard The Duck New Egg

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    well I will be keeping them inside until they are feathered. pine is ok then? They wont get a spring time here due to the cold winter season approaching but I will have them a shelter built.
     
  4. loveourbirds

    loveourbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pine is fine, just make sure its large enough flakes that they dont confuse it with food.
     
  5. Howard The Duck

    Howard The Duck New Egg

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    thanks [​IMG]
     
  6. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    Well making sure the bedding is not slippery so no newspapers and frankly, i found sand awful, i tried it with some call ducklings, ick never again!
     

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