Favorite duck coop bedding?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by RCAKB, Jun 21, 2017.

  1. RCAKB

    RCAKB Out Of The Brooder

    8
    0
    42
    Aug 3, 2013
    Texas
    What is your favorite duck coop bedding? I am in the process of building a new duck coop and it will be substantially bigger than their current one. (It will be 7'x12', I have 6 ducks and plan on getting more.) I currently use pine shavings but if I use that in the next coop my costs will greatly increase. What do you like best? Which way is the most affordable option?
     
  2. MegDaphneChuck

    MegDaphneChuck Just Hatched

    6
    1
    14
    Jun 9, 2017
    Illinois
    Straw works well for me. I buy the compressed bales at Tractor Supply.
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

    69,795
    5,496
    671
    Oct 3, 2009
    Western N.C.
    I still think you'll make out better going with the shaving because with straw your going to have more mess to clean, with the shavings and I use a deep litter method I just scoop out the wet poop and fluff and done and add new when needed. When I used straw oh my gosh the wetness was just there no soaking at all which to me was not good. With shavings the shaving soak up the wetness and it can be scooped right up
     
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2017
  4. PatrickRoo

    PatrickRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    258
    133
    106
    Jun 2, 2017
    Southern Illinois
    I recommend the brand Manna Pro Fresh Flakes, you can get it online or at a Tractor Supply. We also use the deep litter method @Miss Lydia listed above. :)
     
  5. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    I use pine shavings....works excellent for my Ducks...
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by