keep odor down in duck brooder

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jerryc3354, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. jerryc3354

    jerryc3354 New Egg

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    Hello iam new to own ducks and i was wondering what are some good ways to keep the smell down and dry in there habitat and what is DE thank u
     
  2. Happy Quack

    Happy Quack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DE is diatomaceous earth. With DE I really did not notice any odor control. It does help with killing mites and crawling bugs.
    I just keep my duck house cleaned out. I have 17 ducks in a 71 sq. foot house and clean it every 4 or 5 days. For their water I put it on a platform made from a screen with a tub under it to catch the water.
    I have tried Sweet PDZ in the house but that really did not work for me either. It does work for horse stalls were where you clean the urine out daily just not my duck house.
     
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  3. Happy Quack

    Happy Quack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you use wood stove pellets for the bedding will last longer. I have shavings in my duck house now that's why I get about 4 or 5 days in between cleaning.
     
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  4. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ducks like water, you have to manage their water to have a chance at keeping the brooder dry.

    How many birds are in your brooder?
    How old?
    How often do you clean it?
     
  5. Wfpendragon

    Wfpendragon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    duckies are STINKY!

    but they are so cute! :)
     

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