I'm getting my ducks this weekend! YAY... I'm excited. Anyways, last night I got into a discussion with my fiance about housing them as babies. I planned on using an old dog cage and I was going to put plexiglass on the inside of the sides to keep them from squeezing through the gaps. I guess that plexiglass is insanely priced so then I thought that we could use some thin plywood and glue those linoleum tiles on it. I thought either option would work for easier clean-up. Kevin wants to build them a house though. So... okay. But we all know how messy babies are with their water. I told him it has to be able to be cleaned out and not absorb the water. We were thinking of making the front hinged so that you could just wipe it out onto plastic or into a garbage can. It's just going to take him forever to build it. So, question #1: Which plan do you think will work better and do you think Linoleum will hurt them? Here is the other dilemma. I planned on using straw on the floor for absorbancy, bedding, etc. Kevin is allergic to straw so we were going to use wood shavings. Question #2: Are wood shavings bad to use for ducklings and what bedding would you recommend? Thanks guys!