pea gravel for ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DUCKGIRL89, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can i put pea gravel or something down where my ducks hang out? its a muddy mess and really groos. would the ducks eat the gravel? what to do... what to do. lol.
     
  2. jbourget

    jbourget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no they wont eat gravel
     
  3. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:ok, so i can put some in and they will be ok?
     
  4. binza1979

    binza1979 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Half of my duck run is gravel and half was grass...come spring the whole run will probably be covered in gravel.
     
  5. jbourget

    jbourget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:ok, so i can put some in and they will be ok?

    yep!
     
  6. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The dog yard was pea stone. It became the duck yard to give them a space where they dogs aren't allowed. They do perfectly fine on it. The stone is too big to eat.
     
  7. ChickInDelight

    ChickInDelight Never an Empty Nest

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    My ducks have run of the entire world - and they often choose to lay on the rough kind of gravel. I do have their ponds on the gravel drive, but there is dirt and grass right next to it. Still, mine often walk and nap on the gravel. It must not hurt their feet. Pea gravel is much easier on the feet.
     
  8. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:ok, thank you sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much!
     
  9. Hunter0704

    Hunter0704 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When gravel is laid on top of dirt, and if the area gets wet, the gravel will eventually sink into the mud. Unless, you put lots of it down and pretty thick. I have pea gravel in my run about 4-5 inches thick, but it is over hardware cloth and landscaping cloth...which is great for cleaning the run...I just set the hoze nozzle on Sprinkle and hose down all the poop which washes away under the rock and out of the coop. Some people suggest using sand, but when sand gets wet it takes a while to dry. Pea gravel dries quickly since the water goes through it, so your birds stay dry.
     
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  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:This is my new project starting this weekend laying down landscaping cloth and pea gravel, will up date on how it works. [​IMG]
     

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