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winter bedding

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by StitchMyStars6, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. StitchMyStars6

    StitchMyStars6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been using hay/straw as our primary bedding for the ducks, but I wondered if I could even use shavings or something in place of it for winter, unless it doesn't make a difference really.
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I like shaving much better than straw or hay it is much more adsorbent. easier to clean out the frozen poop. [​IMG]
     
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  3. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    I am a shavings user, i have straw but that goes to the sheep... personally, i strongly dislike straw/hay for bedding for ducks.
     
  4. StitchMyStars6

    StitchMyStars6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome! I think I'll switch things up then.
     
  5. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I use shavings, I think it keeps the birds warmer but that is just my theory.
     
  6. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Shavings for indoor bedding, sawdust pellets in the watering station to absorb splash, chopped straw for the day pen, to make a kind of composted absorbent fluffy bedding.
     
  7. DucksnDaffodils

    DucksnDaffodils Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It was good to read this. I use shavings for bedding with a straw nest which they spread all around the house. And I have a huge problem cleaning out the house because the shavings get moist with their droppings then freeze solid. Ugh. I am going to be working on insulating the house a little better to help my egg production, but that's for another post....
     
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  8. StitchMyStars6

    StitchMyStars6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    any type of shavings in particular that I should get? Like pine, cedar, or something just regular and plain?
     
  9. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    Mine are a softwood combination. A lot of debate on cedar in regards to fumes.
     
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    It say's Horse bedding on the bale and it's soft wood like GQ said, not cedar.
     

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