Okay. So I'm a new user on BYC, but not new to the site...Sort of a lurker . But I got bored today, and finally joined which I should have done a long time ago lol. So, I had two ducks but they passed six moths ago.. It's amazing how much u can miss two little ducks they were family ...We think a predator got them, but it was weird, no blood and very minimal feather count... Plus, they went one by one, with Aye disappearing one day and Orrun disappearing the next (We looked everywhere for those ducks, they were very slow waddlers and couldn't fly). But after six months, my parents and brother and I decided to get ducklings again...I was wondering something. So, in our pen, there's this area where the ducks would hang out/eat/drink or swim in their water. They were there a lot, whenever we weren't home to let them free range outside or inside their duck house. What substrate should I use for this area? We used mulch, but it just clumped w the poop...So what should we use? Straw, hay, shavings, dirt? I wanted to grow grass, but quickly realized that would be impossible...Pls help!