Changing bedding

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by LittleBo, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. LittleBo

    LittleBo In the Brooder

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    I've had my ducks since Saturday.
    Already their coop is dirty, how often should I change the straw?
    Thank you in advance for any comments and advice
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    I end up changing mine every two or three days. One thing that seems to help is to have their water and feed in one end of the brooder and their heat and bedding area in the opposite end which I elevate with 2 x 4s flat side down and plywood on top of that and then their bedding. They splash just as much but at least their sleeping area is dry. Good luck to you!
     
  3. cosbackyard

    cosbackyard Songster

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    I used to use straw but it needed frequent changing. I switched to sand and it's been easier.
    Once your ducks get to be maybe six or eight weeks old they won't need food all the time. I'd recommend not having food/water in their coop at that point. It'll save you cleanup. That's assuming you have a run or someplace for them to be outside where you can keep food and water.
     

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