How often do I change out bedding?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Ducks-love-me, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Ducks-love-me

    Ducks-love-me Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. BettyBlueSilkie

    BettyBlueSilkie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    change it when it has a lot of poop on it
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I do fifteen minutes of room service every day, picking up poops, changing water and fluffing bedding. Every few days I add in some more fresh bedding. If it starts to smell at all like ammonia, I replace it, and I do not have to do that more than twice a month.
     
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  4. Ducks-love-me

    Ducks-love-me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay there is no straw available for sale we can find so we will probably change it once mer this month because my ducks don't go outside but it doesn't get too bad in there.
     
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Fluffing and spot picking help a lot.
     
  6. Ducks-love-me

    Ducks-love-me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay and for anyone wondering I got a heat lamp because they were very cold. I know u all said they will be okay but they all huddle under it at night so they must be cold.
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Just make sure it's secure so they can't accidentally knock it off and start a fire we had a member last year who lost all her animals and barn because of a fire, I can still see the pics. [​IMG]

    And high enough to just warm them but not over heat them which can cause health issues.
    your a great duck mama or daddy depending on if boy or girl which I don't know. lol
     
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  8. Ducks-love-me

    Ducks-love-me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha thanks I hope my ducks think i'm a great mom too! And we made sure it is secure we used the clip provided and then even mailed it. My mom make me check twice a day to see if it is secure. Then it is 48 inches above their wingspan so they can't hit it or so it can't overheat.
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    You are a very good duck Mama. [​IMG]
     

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