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duck water smells like pine oil

post #1 of 9
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Hi I'm Cathy. I'm new to the forum.  I have 20 assorted ducks.  The are using a kiddie pool for a pond, and I've noticed it has started to take on the smell of pine oil.  I thought it was just me, but my sister-in-law next door also noticed it.  Does anyone know what would cause this?   I would appreciate any input on this.  Thanks.

post #2 of 9

Huh. Well. I've got no idea. But...  Welcome to BYC!

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Incubator Cam is LIVE once again! (see the thread)

My Flock: 5 ducks, 2 drakes - All Saxonies.

See my blog post on how to hatch duck eggs!

Follow my flock on instagram and on my blog herouxpotager.com

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post #3 of 9

How long has the water been in the pool?

post #4 of 9
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I change the water daily, and have never used pine oil anywhere around their pen.

post #5 of 9

I'd scrub the daylights out of the sucker and maybe even bleach it a bit and let it sit in the sun (away from the ducks) for they day, then fill it back up.

post #6 of 9
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Sounds good.  I actually have a second one stored, so I will put it out for the ducks while I scrub and sun the other one. I appreciate your response.

post #7 of 9

I wonder what is going on????

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Please PM me, or use @Amiga in the message if you would like to hear from me soon.  

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post #8 of 9

Perhaps tannins?  Does your pool sit under/near pine trees?

 

I too would scrub the pool, bleach, scrub again.

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1 dear husband,3 great kids, and the pets... a Westie, a Kitty, and the new duckies! 2 WH,2 Choc Runner all hens.

Living in wonderful WI and now enjoying fresh duck eggs daily. : )

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post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 

No, the pool is not near any pine trees. In fact it is under a tarped enclosure.  I am totally at a loss to figure it out.  Thanks for your response. I have plans to change out the pool tomorrow as I had three acres to mow today.

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