HELP WITH IDEAS FOR BEDDING FOR DUCKS

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by pirtykitty, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. pirtykitty

    pirtykitty Songster

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    Hubby told me tonight I can't buy the pine shaving for the ducks bedding any more since it takes too long to break down... he says I can use grass clippings etc... We don't have that many grass clippings... what are my other options.. I know hay is bad.. and don't know where to get straw ..
    thank you
     
  2. fowlmood

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    You should be able to get straw from your local feed store. Would your husband use that? Another option is pellet bedding usually used for horses. I would think the ducks would just eat the grass clippings. Most people use the pine shavings or straw.
     
  3. xfilesnumber1fan

    xfilesnumber1fan Songster

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    How old are the ducks? When mine were babies in the brooder I used puppy pee pads...Then when they moved outside it just the ground rock,sand..They ate the grass..In the duck house is hay..I changed out once a week they dont go in there much...Most the time asleep in the water or just on the ground..
     
  4. pirtykitty

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    Ducklings were 3 weeks old past Monday. They are growing like weeds LOL>.
     

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