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I'm in the process of extending my ducks run and would love to see pictures of peoples homemade pool/ponds.

I LOVE my chickens and ducks and geese!  Life just wouldn't be the same without some animals in it...

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I LOVE my chickens and ducks and geese!  Life just wouldn't be the same without some animals in it...

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http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/22826_100_0711.jpg

Me,DH, 2 DS, 4 dogs, 1 parakeet, 1 parrotlet, 2 frogs, 19 hens, 1 roo, 2 turks, 28 ducks (9 calls, 2 kcs, 3 runners, 3 scovy, 2 Mandy, 4 teal,1 wood duck, 2 rouen, 1 pekin) 3 geese (1 Embden, 1 Sebastopol, 1 toulouse), 1 Flem Giant Rabbit, 1 Neth. Dwarf rabbit, 2 sugar glider.  http://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=22826-my-home-for-sale

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Me,DH, 2 DS, 4 dogs, 1 parakeet, 1 parrotlet, 2 frogs, 19 hens, 1 roo, 2 turks, 28 ducks (9 calls, 2 kcs, 3 runners, 3 scovy, 2 Mandy, 4 teal,1 wood duck, 2 rouen, 1 pekin) 3 geese (1 Embden, 1 Sebastopol, 1 toulouse), 1 Flem Giant Rabbit, 1 Neth. Dwarf rabbit, 2 sugar glider.  http://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=22826-my-home-for-sale

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post #3 of 344

Here A picture of my pond I built for my ducks and swans. The palms only made it one season the swans ate them.

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d182/DMFarms/100_0584.jpg

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That's a nice little pond!  How do you keep it clean?  I have a kiddie pool and have to dump it every day b/c the ducks make such a mess in it!

1 great DH, 1 DS, 1 DD, 2 dogs, 1 cat, 1 horse, & a few Silkies, Easter Eggers, and Cochins.

 

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1 great DH, 1 DS, 1 DD, 2 dogs, 1 cat, 1 horse, & a few Silkies, Easter Eggers, and Cochins.

 

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post #5 of 344

They are both gorgeous...   Wish I owned my own place and could do something like that.

Lovely swans BTW.....

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<(" )  Breeder of Harlequin and Crested Indian Runners.  ( ")>

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<(" )  Breeder of Harlequin and Crested Indian Runners.  ( ")>

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post #6 of 344

It has a skimmer that has filters and also a water fall box that has filters in it. I had to put A UV light to keep the water clear. I drain it once of twice a year.

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Wow, beautiful ponds, both of you! My ducks will be envious if they see this thread--they get storage tubs for their ponds! th To be fair, though, they DO enjoy their storage tub ponds. lol

Works at a farm animal sanctuary, vegetarian, former wildlife rehabber.

My flock: 70+ chickens (serama, OEGB, various breeds of bantams, and many more!), 9 ducks (6 call, 3 east indies), 3 peafowl, 1 Narragansett turkey, 1 Canada goose. Plus 2 corgis, 1 border collie, 3 cats, 2 horses, 2 cockatiels.

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Works at a farm animal sanctuary, vegetarian, former wildlife rehabber.

My flock: 70+ chickens (serama, OEGB, various breeds of bantams, and many more!), 9 ducks (6 call, 3 east indies), 3 peafowl, 1 Narragansett turkey, 1 Canada goose. Plus 2 corgis, 1 border collie, 3 cats, 2 horses, 2 cockatiels.

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post #8 of 344
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Both pictures are great. 

chickensioux, is that a kiddie pool?  I love the set up, it looks very neat.  I'm assuming it's a kiddie pool and you dump it daily?

DMFarm, what is the filter system you use?  What are overall pond dimensions with depth?  Gallons used?  Wow, you only drain it twice a year?

In the past I've shied away from getting into a filtering system because I have only read negative feedback on using filters with waterfowl but I'd really like to build one around 7' x 7' and finding an appropriate filtering system would be great so I wouldn't have to drain it as much.  Am VERY interested in the detail of the filtering system (can you tell? lol )

I've got 3 ducks now but have several coming from Metzers in a few weeks so I need something that can support 6-10 ducks (all light breeds).

I LOVE my chickens and ducks and geese!  Life just wouldn't be the same without some animals in it...

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I LOVE my chickens and ducks and geese!  Life just wouldn't be the same without some animals in it...

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post #9 of 344

I bought a pond kit off the internet. The pond is 12x19 and 2 ft deep and hold around 3500 gal. of water. The skimmer is a  power flo 5000 the waterfall is a  power falls 5000 and the uv light is a uv power clear max 5000 they are made by laguna. It has a pump in the skimmer box that pumps the water to the uv and water fall. I have to clean the feather out of the skimmer basket ever week when the birds are molting. You can go to laguna webpage to see the filters  http://www.lagunaponds.com/lagunaeng/index.php

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They are both great!  I want to do something this summer, but not sure what yet.

1 Son, 1 Border Collie, 1 Kitty, 7 Runner Ducks, and two Anconas

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1 Son, 1 Border Collie, 1 Kitty, 7 Runner Ducks, and two Anconas

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