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That is my pond and this morning I found one of roosters dead in it I have the pond for a month now for my two ducks I think my rooster fell in while fighting there is only one rooster in that side now should I worry about more falling in I could section that off for only ducks (have two five more in the brooder) would a ramp help in any way my mom cried a lot it was of the two that would follow u around and sit in your lap. Any advise its a small pond and I worry a ramp would ruin it for the ducks they never died in the kiddie pool I had in there for over a year but that was not in the ground
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That is my pond and this morning I found one of roosters dead in it I have the pond for a month now for my two ducks I think my rooster fell in while fighting there is only one rooster in that side now should I worry about more falling in I could section that off for only ducks (have two five more in the brooder) would a ramp help in any way my mom cried a lot it was of the two that would follow u around and sit in your lap. Any advise its a small pond and I worry a ramp would ruin it for the ducks they never died in the kiddie pool I had in there for over a year but that was not in the ground

There is a good chance it could happen again. Can you put some bricks and cinder blocks in the pond? If they fall in, they might have a chance to get back out if they find the blocks. Due to the odd shape of the pond, a chicken that falls in could be in danger of becoming trapped in one of the sections, so I would put blocks in two or three places. You could also block the pond off, but chickens can jump so the fencing would need to be very high.
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That pond likely has ledges on some of the sides. Place a brick/stone/something that will allow both the ducks and the chickens to get out if needed.

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Thanks for all the advice
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I have lost chickens this way over the years. Now I keep the ducks and chickens separated. I thought only baby birds would not understand about water being too liquid to stand on but grown chickens are not so smart either. I could have taken away the duck ponds but I prefer to confine the chickens more since it is for their own good and let the ducks continue to enjoy getting wet.
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