Cleaning the wood chips?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by TheDuckCrew, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. TheDuckCrew

    TheDuckCrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2009
    Connecticut
    So my duck house and pen is located on our wood chips. the ducks love them because they can tunnel under them and get all the yummy bugs. they never try to eat the wood chips. but today i was trying to clean the woodchips and couldn't find an effective way to do it. any ideas? they are covered in duck poo. i took them out and sprayed them, soaked them and did everything i could think of but they were STILL dirty!! i know most of you are going to say, get more wood chips, but it would be easier to clean the dirty ones because we move the house and pen around and soon there will be no clean space.
     
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    i dont know how to clean them..but if it were me..i'd get some small landscaping rocks or pea gravel instead of the wood chips. then all you have to do when it gets dirty is hose it down..easy!
     
  3. silentrunning

    silentrunning Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My wood chips wind up in the compost. Once you get your compost cooking it can eat an incredable amount of wet chips.

    Doug
     

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