Shredded newspaper for bedding

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Carcajou, Jan 21, 2016.

  1. Carcajou

    Carcajou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone ever used shredded newspaper for bedding or mixed it in with shavings?
     
  2. PotatoWaffles

    PotatoWaffles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I never have, so I can't speak from experience. I am not sure if the paper or ink would be toxic to them. But I would imagine that it would turn into a sopping wet mess. I always used just shavings for brooding ducklings, and as long as you clean it every other day or so, they wok pretty well.
     
  3. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    News paper get very slippery when wet and I think it would be a huge mess to mix it with shavings. I do shavings for bedding and then do pine pellets for around the water bowl. I put the water bowl in a rabbit litter pan with the pellets around it to contain the water mess.
     
  4. JJpuck

    JJpuck Out Of The Brooder

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    Shredded newspaper might not be a good idea to use as bedding because it will get sopping wet, and will probably cause a bigger mess than something like pine shavings. For my waterer, I just put less pine shavings around that area so there are less wet ones. Hope this helps.
     
  5. mikeru

    mikeru Out Of The Brooder

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    I find the best old sheets and towels that can be dried was cleaned and washed. More comfortable for them too!
     
  6. cayugaducklady

    cayugaducklady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I liked using old sheets for my ducklings, too. I hosed them off in the yard and let them sun dry before i put them in the washer.

    Ducklings are messy and I didn't want to clog my washer/dryer with wet grains/grit/baby down etc.
     

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