Bedding?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by TheDuckCrew, May 6, 2009.

  1. TheDuckCrew

    TheDuckCrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2009
    Connecticut
    I will be buying a shed with a floor elevated off the ground for my ducks, and i was wondering what i should use as bedding. we used hay in the winter for extra warmth (otherwise they just get the ground) but its expensive. i was wondering a good and safe bedding that will be relatively cheap. also, how many inches deep should it be in the shed? thanks. fort knox for ducks is on the way.
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I wanted to give you a bump since I noticed your post has gone unanswered.
    I use pine shavings in my chicken coop. Hay in the nestboxes only. In the wintertime I allowed the litter on the floor to get a good 6 inches thick to provide extra insulation. Turning daily.
     
  3. Keisha

    Keisha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use straw and shredded paper. I also use shreded paper in the nestboxes.
     
  4. antlers

    antlers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What ever is cheapest in your area. I use straw for everything over about 4 weeks. But I use shavings, raked leaves, pine needles, you name it, if available. Leaf rakings are kind of fun becasue I feel like I am recycling a single resource many times.....
     
    Last edited: May 7, 2009

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