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post #1 of 8
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We've just purchased a home that came with a 100'pond and 3 spoiled ducks. Can anyone suggest a way that I can keep the ducks on only one half of the pond. They have free range of 3 acres and I'd like to limit their access. A fence is easy enough on land but I'm stumped on how to divide the pond. It's about 6-8'deep, and 100' long with a 45' bridge that spans the width.
post #2 of 8
Could you use a roll coated garden fence to split the pond at the bridge?

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post #3 of 8
Can said ducks fly? If so a fence isn't going to stop them even if you construct it... Also many ducks have no problem swimming under water, so any fence across water is going to have to also have to be under water, but with that you increase the risk of injury or drowning, not only in ducks but other critters that might be in the pond, even fish...
Edited by MeepBeep - 6/7/16 at 4:59pm
post #4 of 8
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That's the problem I'm facing. So...I'm in need of a solution. I've racked my tiny brain trying to come up with a way that won't tangle them up.
post #5 of 8
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Sory, it's the swimming part. The fence and flying aren't an issue.
post #6 of 8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dotknott View Post

Could you use a roll coated garden fence to split the pond at the bridge?
post #7 of 8
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I think they will get caught up in it.
post #8 of 8
The only practical solution is to re-home, re-locate or confine the ducks, I doubt you will find a barrier that stops them less full containment...
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