Wet bedding

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by DuckCommander, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. DuckCommander

    DuckCommander Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I house my ducks and chickens together over the winter (Northern Alberta, Canada). I am struggling with finding a way to keep the bedding dry so that I don't have to clean the coop every 4 days. I cleaned the coop Monday and bedded new straw, and its soaking wet again. I tried to put the water in a cut down kiddie pool, but the sides just flopped. Anyone have any ideas what to try?
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I don't know what would work in your climate. I have ducks with my flock and I just keep all the water out in the run. No water in the coop ever. When it's frozen here we just carry pitchers of water to thaw it at least twice a day. I have a large gravity waterer, a black rubber tub and a kiddie pool. this way the birds have clean water to drink and the ducks have water to play in, although the chickens drink from the pools more often than not.
     

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