Is it ok?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DuckLover2399, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. DuckLover2399

    DuckLover2399 Avian American

    24,597
    17
    303
    Jun 7, 2011
    Oklahoma
    Ok im worried bout' my ducks. Im not sure if it is ok for them to sllep in aspen shaveings. I know people are looking. It kinda hurts my feelings that no1s helping.
     
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2011
  2. binza1979

    binza1979 Chillin' With My Peeps

    374
    7
    111
    Mar 6, 2011
    Utah
    I dont' know about aspen shavings. We just standard pine shavings for our ducks and had no problems. I have heard that it is cedar that you should avoid.
     
  3. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI
    Sleep? in aspen shavings. Aspen shavings are perfectly safe for birds.
     
  4. bt03

    bt03 Chillin' With My Peeps

    588
    0
    119
    Mar 1, 2011
    Over the rainbow...
    I think it's cedar that they can't have. Sorry no one has answered you yet [​IMG] I'm hoping it was just because no one was to sure
     
  5. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Quote:Exactly, very safe. [​IMG]
     
  6. Duckchick2011

    Duckchick2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

    761
    25
    138
    Apr 17, 2011
    Louisiana
    I would imagine it would be just fine for them, its the scented stuff like cedar that's bad because it causes respiratory problems...
     
  7. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,079
    19
    218
    May 13, 2010
    Petersburg,NY
    b.hromada :

    Quote:Exactly, very safe. [​IMG]

    Yep...used it in a pinch before with no problems....you're good!​
     
  8. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

    22,976
    1,947
    471
    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    Aspen shavings give off less aroma, and so in some ways may be better than even pine shavings. But if the area is well ventilated, pine is no problem. I had to use aspen when the ducklings were in the indoor brooder (a bedroom with a pen and plastic sheeting on the floor) because DH and I are sensitive to the pine oils.

    Now that the ducks are grown, and sleeping outdoors in their own house, which is very well ventilated, I use a base of shavings with a few inches of straw on top.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by