I've looked through other threads and can't seem to find a clear cut answer. I have three little duckling(starting to get in tail feathers and have faint little quacks*tear* growing too quick for my liking haha) and am curious how you rid of your old bedding. Right now I still have them in the brooder waiting for 2 weeks of rain and chill to pass so im changing it daily. I know you can compost it but I don't want flies filling up my yard and ticks making it their home (I live on the river so bugs are bad in the rainy season). I know ducks are also high nitrogen so putting it directly in flower beds will burn the flowers or cause overgrowing in green bush with no flowering..is it possible to just wash the bedding out with a hose and then pile it or put it straight in garden after washing a little? Anyone have any experience putting it straight into your flower gardens?