Bedding

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by gaited horse, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

    Aug 14, 2008
    Fernley, NV
    Can I use pine shaving for my ducks or should I use straw?
     
  2. agregg15

    agregg15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You can use both. I use pine shavings because they're cheap and ducks being ducks need to be changed often.
     
  3. Fawkes

    Fawkes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd use straw. Pine and cedar are dangerous...I just wouldn't take the risk, and it would probably affect my allergies anyways.

    Or maybe you could use some sort of horse bedding? Not sure what they are made of... Aspen shavings are good but they can be a lot more expensive than pine.
     
  4. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

    Aug 14, 2008
    Fernley, NV
    Quote:You can use both. I use pine shavings because they're cheap and ducks being ducks need to be changed often.

    I thought the pine would be fine. That's what is always at fair.
     
  5. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    Each time I clean the pen for the adults I put down a layer of shavings- then hay or straw on top. The shavings underneath make it much easier to clean as straw on its own sticks to the floor with all the poop. Shavings will absorb moisture- but dont tend to stick so much - in some places I can actually just roll the top layer of hay off the shavings- turn the shavings with a shovel or rake abit and its still good to be used a while longer.
     

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