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Pool in Duck Run - Yes or No?

post #1 of 5
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Hey everyone!

So my new ducklings will be here in two weeks and I'm starting to get everything finalized. The coop and run will be completed today. The brooder is about 75% set up. Almost everything is done. I just have one final piece to figure out.

Does anyone keep a kiddie pool IN their run itself? Both my partner and I work full-time jobs, so the ducks will only get to free range in the morning, the evening, and on weekends. I already have a feeder and water system set up for inside the run. I'm just wondering if I also need to include a pool for them to play in when we're not home?

The original plan was to have a pool outside the run they can play in when we let them out. But now I'm wondering if having inside is more beneficial.

Any thoughts?
post #2 of 5

I wouldn't have any unsupervised pool parties while they are little unless your absolutely sure they can get in and out by themselves.

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Originally Posted by Gray Farms View Post

I wouldn't have any unsupervised pool parties while they are little unless your absolutely sure they can get in and out by themselves.

Oh no, this is for when they are bigger and outside in their actual coop. When they're little, I'll be watching them in a shallow dish lol
post #4 of 5

Oh ok, ya as long as they can get in and out by themselves, I would let them have the pool 24/7. They'll be much happier duckies.

post #5 of 5
Ours have a pool in theirs and that's by far where they spend the most time. They love it
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