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Duckling question

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Barnyard, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    I have a question. On liveducks.com it say's that you can not use pine shavings with ducklings? I know there are people on here that use pine shavings. What are your experiance's with this? Any info is appreciated.

  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I don't like to use them because they get wet and very messy very, very quickly. I use puppy pee pads.
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    i have always used pine shavings after they were a few days old....i never had any problems...but..that dosent mean anything either....i'd be interested to hear what others think.. [​IMG]
  4. SnapHappii

    SnapHappii In the Brooder

    Mar 14, 2009
    I was told you're not suppose to use them with any small animal when they're confined to that area because they'll constantly have to breath it in and it'll cause respiratory problems.
  5. EllyMae

    EllyMae Songster

    I use puppy pee-pee pads and compressed pine pellets. THe pine pellets work great under the watering area. I think I got the idea to use those from Wifezilla. THe puppy pee pads are great for keeping their bed area clean.
  6. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    Oh wow!! Thanks guy's. I have been using old shirts and things like that, but lord those little booger's are messy. At what age can they go outside?
  7. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Songster

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    You telling me!![​IMG] I finally had it and put mine out yesterday and they are about 4 wks old. They were in a big deep water trough and they managed to get water over that on to the floor. Sheesh. They are out because I got little turkeys now. Seems like I get a batch outside something else goes in the broody and I can't stop that addiction![​IMG] I do have a heat lamp on the duckies and plenty of room for them to move from it.

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