Flooring for aviary?

Discussion in 'Ornamental Fowl (Swans, etc.)' started by Mandarins+, Mar 31, 2018.

  1. Mandarins+

    Mandarins+ In the Brooder

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    Will some kind of gravel hurt or mess up mandarin and wood ducks feet?
     
  2. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Free Ranging

    Hi. :frow

    I'm not sure... but it does get stinky fast. :sick
     
  3. Mandarins+

    Mandarins+ In the Brooder

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    Definitely!
     
  4. Mandarins+

    Mandarins+ In the Brooder

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    :frow
     
  5. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Free Ranging

    Have you heard of deep litter?

    That is what I like to use in my covered (chicken) runs. I essentially do a modified version of it... because I pickup whatever dropping I can identify, even after they've turned into flat grass covered looking dry pancakes. :sick I aim to make the floor like the forest floor... a mixture of pine needles, dry leaves, grass clippings.. type stuff. This majorly prevents smell around the edges when it rains compared to when I had bare dirt or sand/pebbles. It feels spongy to walk on but doesn't get muddy. It has taken quite a while to build it up for me.

    Anyways it might be an option for you. :)
     
  6. HottentotTeal

    HottentotTeal Songster

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    i have river pebbles scattered around the pond area and lawn dirt which is some kind of sand really in the rest of the area. the dirt/sand is very soft. it's dirt, not sand, but very fine.
     

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