BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Other BackYard Poultry › Ducks › Chickens and duck pond
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Chickens and duck pond

post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 
Does anyone have advice on chickens and duck ponds? I just found one of my pullets drowned. I'm pretty sad. She had just started laying and I had been pretty excited about the pond I just made out of an old bathtub.
post #2 of 3

Chickens can't swim.  Or if she could reach the bottom maybe when wet she couldn't get out and she collapsed from fatique.  Or maybe a duck pushed her around until she got tired and drowned.

My flock is free range but without grass since it disappeared having chickens. : )  They are Pearl, Henny Penny, Rudy-Tooty, Hawk Eye, Chapparel, Cookie, Wellsy, Peppi, Salty, Oh Bee Gee, Jacko, Jericho, Cecil, Road Runner, Batman, and Long Tall Sally, Suzy Q, One muscovy drakelet called Kiss Me Daffy.  2 unnamed chicklets

 

R.I.P. Brewster, Princess, Pearl One, Honey, Lucy, Red and some red...

Reply

My flock is free range but without grass since it disappeared having chickens. : )  They are Pearl, Henny Penny, Rudy-Tooty, Hawk Eye, Chapparel, Cookie, Wellsy, Peppi, Salty, Oh Bee Gee, Jacko, Jericho, Cecil, Road Runner, Batman, and Long Tall Sally, Suzy Q, One muscovy drakelet called Kiss Me Daffy.  2 unnamed chicklets

 

R.I.P. Brewster, Princess, Pearl One, Honey, Lucy, Red and some red...

Reply
post #3 of 3

I use a plastic clamshell kiddie pool, works great, easy to clean/empty and refill because the ducks get it really dirty really quickly. I have little steps to help them up, but the chooks never go in, so I'm guessing the duck maybe pushed it in

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Ducks
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Other BackYard Poultry › Ducks › Chickens and duck pond