Wow again--chicks are so much CLEANER than ducklings

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by iamcuriositycat, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Songster

    Jul 30, 2009
    Charlotte, NC
    I can't believe how often I *don't* have to clean the brooder. With ducklings, after the first couple days it's twice-daily cleanings, including dumping the bedding & spraying down the brooder. The chick brooder is clean for days before I have to take anything out, and then it's just a matter of lifting the shelf liner, tossing it in the wash, and laying down new liner--I haven't even changed the straw that's under the shelf liner, not even once--don't need to--it's not WET! [​IMG] The chicks are more skittish than ducklings, though, and noisier at night. Evens out I guess. [​IMG]
  2. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    I think it is just amazing how fast ducklings can dirty up EVERYTHING!! [​IMG]
  3. mulia24

    mulia24 Songster

    that's good heather you realize they're much cleaner than duck and no more wet floor with chick.
    by the way, have you post the pics of your new hatched chicks? i want to see it, they must be great with company of duck you have now. [​IMG]

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