I'm a newbie, and this is my first post here, but I've been reading for about 2 weeks. I have 2 week old blue swedes-- they are a mess, and stink to high-Heavens Anyhow, I found here the suggestion to use old sheets as bedding for ducklings-- They really like it, but just a few minutes ago, I went in, and found that my little guy, Ducky Lucky had been picking at a string on the sheet, and got it tangled around his tounge! I did the best I could, but my son and I couldn't see where it went around. I wound up having to clip the string as close as I could. I hope it will go ahead and unravel and fall off. I'm also hoping that it doesn't cut the circulation and cause part of his tounge to fall off-- If so, I think he will prolly go through life ok with part of his tounge missing. Just wanted to warn those using this type of bedding to make sure it's free of loose strings.