Flooring for duck hutch

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Stamper, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. Stamper

    Stamper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any recommendations on flooring for a new duck hutch? I've had ducks before and I know that they really love to have water to sit in at night. We used to give ours a kitty litter tray filled with water that they would use as a personal little pond [​IMG]

    What kind of flooring is good for keeping things from rotting? I know a wire floor would be an option but it seems so rough on their feet!!

    Ideas?

    It is elevated off the ground so at this point I can't just do dirt...

    Thanks!
     
  2. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would avoid the water in the hutch all together, it really is not necessary. I nice layer of straw on a sturdy hardware cloth floor will work just fine.
     
  3. Stamper

    Stamper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I know that they don't need water but I want them to have it. I think it is really natural for them to sleep in water [​IMG] I found cedar 1x8's for really cheap today. I think I'm going to use them and see how it goes. If it rots, I'll replace it.

    I'm still open to other ideas though! [​IMG]
     

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