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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by sanchabird, Mar 8, 2014.
Hi! Is hay or shavings better for ducklings?
I have never used hay but I did use straw a long time ago, does not absorb at all very nasty, I vote for shavings. but the flake only because ducklings are apt to eat just about anything for the first week or so, so i would rec. shavings with clean old towels over top for at least 1st week. towels can be taken out side shaken off washed and reused. and
if getting ducklings for the first time here is alot of good info.
hay will mold very fast once wet and ducks are very wet and messy so i wouldn't use hay. i use shavings for all my chicks and ducklings and they work well
I would skip the hay too lol shavings will be the most economical and readily available.
Thanks everyone, I think I will use shavings
Highly recommend the McFeeter's brand of shavings if you can find a store here in the US that carries them. I use this for my Calls and my horses all the time...very flaky and as dust-free as you can get without buying the tiny bags of super-expensive small animal shavings sold in a pet store. I buy the McFeeter's by the pallet and save money on them that way.