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post #81 of 344

I'd say yes, but they can free range. At my house I need the pen.

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post #82 of 344

I would love for this thread to keep going...

I have 1 99% perfect man of the garage,2 boys,one baby girl due 6/30/12,2 pitbulls,3 munchkin Cats, 1 Cochin Roo,2 Standard Frizzle Cochin hens,2 standard Cochin hens,4 Lavender Orpinton hens,1 Lavender Orpington Roo.

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I have 1 99% perfect man of the garage,2 boys,one baby girl due 6/30/12,2 pitbulls,3 munchkin Cats, 1 Cochin Roo,2 Standard Frizzle Cochin hens,2 standard Cochin hens,4 Lavender Orpinton hens,1 Lavender Orpington Roo.

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post #83 of 344

yes, I hope so too!

18 Hens, 5 Roosters uggh lol, 2 Dogs, 9 now 2 pond fish. thanks alot you not so great blue heron!!,  9 Ducks, 2 cats black and white and not related.(Plus 3 strays that the neighbors feed but they hang out in my front yard...ALL BLACK AND WHITE colored!)

 

"KES" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOB8cwxSh-w&feature=relmfu A MUST SEE MOVIE. You will never forget little Billy Casper.

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18 Hens, 5 Roosters uggh lol, 2 Dogs, 9 now 2 pond fish. thanks alot you not so great blue heron!!,  9 Ducks, 2 cats black and white and not related.(Plus 3 strays that the neighbors feed but they hang out in my front yard...ALL BLACK AND WHITE colored!)

 

"KES" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOB8cwxSh-w&feature=relmfu A MUST SEE MOVIE. You will never forget little Billy Casper.

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post #84 of 344

I would take a picture of my pond, but it is a simple hole dug in the ground with a tarp lining it! We have a real liner we plan to turn into a better pond in the spring.

Has anyone heard of using a moat of pond around the coop to keep out mice? We have mice coming through the door flap to steal the duck food. In my chicken coop the chickens kill anything that comes in there like that, but these ducks must just calmly watch as the mice come and eat all their pellets. Short of taking it up at night I am not sure how to stop feeding the mice population. I don't think having them around is healthful for my ducks either.

Does anyone have any experience making a duck moat? Will mice swim? they seem to drown easily enough.....I keep finding them in the duck water and this concerns me.

The way my set up is, the front of my coop is well sealed, the back has a door open to let them go to their predator-proof pen. But small things such as mice can get through the fencing. So a "moat" would bar them from the coop.

It would mean the ducks would have to swim across the moat and perhaps swim more often than they do currently, but heck, they are ducks! (Muscovy)

Do any of you pond builders have ideas for me?

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post #85 of 344

We're working on a duck enclosure and the first thing we put in was a little pond. It's about 4' x 3'.  We used things we have just laying around. Can't afford to get fancy.  After DH dug it out we used the dirt to build up the walls because it's on a slope behind the shed.  We used 2 old king sized air mattresses and split then in half to make the liner.  Then we broke up cinder blocks to use the top and bottom pieces to line the wall and hold down the liner.  We used the smaller pieces to fill in gaps then poured concrete into the crevaces and partially over the flat bricks so the ducks wouldn't hurt themselves by getting a foot trapped or make anything slide.  It is on a hill. 

Then he cut a door way for the ducks to go inside the shed for shelter and he built a house inside the shed for them.  We plan to keep the food in there.  He has the posts laid out where he wants them and we have to get more fencing to close it all in.  We plan to put in a drain also that will let the water run out into the woods when we drain it.  I wish I had a pic but it's not finished yet.

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post #86 of 344

I'd love to see a finished pic! I'm on a hill too.

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post #87 of 344

Must .....Have ....Pics!

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Edited by tdgill - 4/10/11 at 4:48am

18 Hens, 5 Roosters uggh lol, 2 Dogs, 9 now 2 pond fish. thanks alot you not so great blue heron!!,  9 Ducks, 2 cats black and white and not related.(Plus 3 strays that the neighbors feed but they hang out in my front yard...ALL BLACK AND WHITE colored!)

 

"KES" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOB8cwxSh-w&feature=relmfu A MUST SEE MOVIE. You will never forget little Billy Casper.

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18 Hens, 5 Roosters uggh lol, 2 Dogs, 9 now 2 pond fish. thanks alot you not so great blue heron!!,  9 Ducks, 2 cats black and white and not related.(Plus 3 strays that the neighbors feed but they hang out in my front yard...ALL BLACK AND WHITE colored!)

 

"KES" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOB8cwxSh-w&feature=relmfu A MUST SEE MOVIE. You will never forget little Billy Casper.

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post #88 of 344

sd, mice and rats can swim. I am surprised your ducks aren't eat them. I hear scovies are excellent mouse hunters.

7 quacking ducks, 5 spazzy quail, 3 lazy cats, 2 grown sons, 1 goofy husband... and no partridge, but I have a pear tree!
My micro-farm blog - www.bluefeatherfarm.blogspot.com
Duck pond and biofilter information- http://tinyurl.com/lfgeg9
The Double-Decker Brooder Thread- http://tinyurl.com/nf8zm5
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7 quacking ducks, 5 spazzy quail, 3 lazy cats, 2 grown sons, 1 goofy husband... and no partridge, but I have a pear tree!
My micro-farm blog - www.bluefeatherfarm.blogspot.com
Duck pond and biofilter information- http://tinyurl.com/lfgeg9
The Double-Decker Brooder Thread- http://tinyurl.com/nf8zm5
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post #89 of 344

and a cat or two would be great wouldnt it savingsdog?

18 Hens, 5 Roosters uggh lol, 2 Dogs, 9 now 2 pond fish. thanks alot you not so great blue heron!!,  9 Ducks, 2 cats black and white and not related.(Plus 3 strays that the neighbors feed but they hang out in my front yard...ALL BLACK AND WHITE colored!)

 

"KES" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOB8cwxSh-w&feature=relmfu A MUST SEE MOVIE. You will never forget little Billy Casper.

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18 Hens, 5 Roosters uggh lol, 2 Dogs, 9 now 2 pond fish. thanks alot you not so great blue heron!!,  9 Ducks, 2 cats black and white and not related.(Plus 3 strays that the neighbors feed but they hang out in my front yard...ALL BLACK AND WHITE colored!)

 

"KES" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOB8cwxSh-w&feature=relmfu A MUST SEE MOVIE. You will never forget little Billy Casper.

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post #90 of 344

Your ducks will be Happy! That's a cute Pond!

~Jerica~ My animals are, 10 horses, 4 mini horses, 2 mini donkeys, 3 rabbits, 2 goats, 3 pigs, 6 dogs, 6 chickens, 2 ducks, 2 hamsters, and 1 fish!

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~Jerica~ My animals are, 10 horses, 4 mini horses, 2 mini donkeys, 3 rabbits, 2 goats, 3 pigs, 6 dogs, 6 chickens, 2 ducks, 2 hamsters, and 1 fish!

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