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Muscovy Winter Bedding

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by boobug, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. boobug

    boobug In the Brooder

    Jul 23, 2012
    In the winter we keep the ducks and chickens in the shed during the night, with a large waterer on a heated water base. We use hay and wood chips for bedding. Normally for ducks we have Call Ducks, but last year we bought 2 Muscovy's and they got the bedding really wet. Is there any other bedding we could use instead of wood chips? We stopped using hay because it's harder to clean out.

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    Last edited: Aug 8, 2014
  2. DuckPan

    DuckPan Chirping

    Jun 15, 2014
    Oklahoma Yee Hah
    Wood shavings work the best, and they are very cheap.
  3. learycow

    learycow Crowing 7 Years

    Apr 1, 2011
    Southern Maine
    I use hay and straw. I find it more absorbent and you can add more daily if need be. It tends to be less expensive for me.
    Also, its better in the winder for ducks as you can make it really deep and allow them to nest in it. Which is especially important for muscovy ducks as they are more prone to frostbite in the cold months.
  4. boobug

    boobug In the Brooder

    Jul 23, 2012
    Thanks for the replies.
    I think I'll continue to use wood shavings.

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