Newbie Bedfordshire, UK

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Original1984, Aug 8, 2016.

  1. Original1984

    Original1984 New Egg

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    Hi All,

    Just saying hi. as it stands i have six eggs int he incubator and in a couple of weeks hope to have some Aylesburys ducklings running about.

    i do have some question regarding best bedding to keep the smell down, best coop again to keep the smell down and how best to keep the general area clean to yep keep the smell down.

    i have a 5 meter buy about 25 meter garden how much mess poop can lets say 3 ducks make?

    any and all advice welcome :)

    Jason
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings, Original1984, and :welcome. Happy you joined us! Here's a link to the ducks thread where they will be able to give you more precise duck advice. https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks
    From my experience ducks can generate an amazing amount of poop, but your garden size seems adequate. Best of luck to you!
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi Jason, welcome to our community. Good advice and links from Redsoxs - the duck peeps are a great bunch and only too happy to help out.

    Best wishes
    Ct
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. cukuriku

    cukuriku Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome [​IMG], much success with your flock!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Very nice to meet you Jason, I'm sorry I know nothing about ducks except they are very proficient poopers. Hope duck folks can tell you how to keep the 'fumes.' down
     
  8. Original1984

    Original1984 New Egg

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    Thanks for the welcome all!

    I am getting the garden redone and was thinking to getting the duck area done with pea gravel something smooth. I just need to find something that i can spray every few days that will break down any poop, bacteria, mold extra

    for the bedding think ill go with the pine bedding heard good things and seems cheap. maybe add some of that stall fresh stuff as well

    the coop im looking at a plastic one something i can disinfect and pressure wash once a week keep things fresh
     
  9. marlene

    marlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi original 1984
    I am in bedfordshire UK. Welcome to byc
     
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