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Originally Posted by KansasKid 

Last picture has 3 saxony  drakes and a welsh harlequin drake which the saxony are for sale


All are gorgeous!!

Living in the Beautiful Mountains of Western N.C.. with 20 chickens= EE's, Game, Cochin bantams,Light Brahma,  Black Australorps . 14Muscovy ducks, 1Embden Gander,1 Toulouse goose, 3 mini Dachshunds, 1 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..♥

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Living in the Beautiful Mountains of Western N.C.. with 20 chickens= EE's, Game, Cochin bantams,Light Brahma,  Black Australorps . 14Muscovy ducks, 1Embden Gander,1 Toulouse goose, 3 mini Dachshunds, 1 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..♥

 

 

 

 

 

 

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post #252 of 305
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Originally Posted by jynxster 

HATTIGUN
I love the set up too I want to make my pond (looks the same as yoours) above ground too so I can drain it down hill. What did you use in the run, Pea Gravel? how deep  is it and is it just dirt underneath does it wash down easilly? humm looks rteally cool


Yes, just dirt on the very bottom, I used  a 2-3 inches of sand with a couple in. Small pea gravel.  I just rake it for the most part, but I think it would hose easily.




here it is a yr later.
http://youtu.be/dTwC38EBz2Y    if u cant view this You Tube , I can post pics.





I had the fence thier in the nite pen cuz I had babies I was seperating at the time.. I have the nite pen all enclosed with plastic and plexiglass for winter and filled with lots of straw and tank heaters in the ponds.. Oh I added another small pond in the nite pen after I shot this video cuz my older ducks were not letting the 2 younger ducks in the big pond with them.. ugghh..I throw a blanket down in the winter so the rocks dont stick to them in the cold. Also help cleanup

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/43749_2011-11-30_17-28-04_82.jpg


Edited by Hattiegun - 1/2/12 at 6:44am
1 DH, & 8 Calls .. Omlet, Ramrod, Blacktop, Holeshot, Luna, Seven, Riot, and Smudge.
And of course the One who made all this happen (me becoming Duck Obsessed) "HotRod"....(my wild wood duck)
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1 DH, & 8 Calls .. Omlet, Ramrod, Blacktop, Holeshot, Luna, Seven, Riot, and Smudge.
And of course the One who made all this happen (me becoming Duck Obsessed) "HotRod"....(my wild wood duck)
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post #253 of 305

Hey Kansaskid...I'm not too far south of you.  Ice storms are definitely a problem here.  I found that taking a broom and beating the netting from underneath breaks the ice off the netting without any issue, though.  Problem is having to do it while the ice is falling from the sky so it doesn't build up too bad if it's a prolonged storm.  So far, I haven't had any netting come down due to ice.  Your netting looks to be all one piece?  Where did you get it?  I have netting over my chicken run, but it's off of 4' wide rolls that I had to "sew" together with little zip ties.  It works, but for my duck aviary I'd like something that looks nicer.  Especially since it's gonna be a whole lot bigger than the chicken run.  I'll have raised breeding pens for breeding season, but the aviary will be their off season home, as well as a grow out home for youngsters.  I found a prefabricated koi pond on craigslist last night for $30...odd shaped, 7'x5' with the deepest area being 18"...love craigslist!  I'll be housing Calls in the aviary.

~~Call Ducks: Butterscotch & Blue Fawn ~~ Runner Ducks: Blue/Black ~~ Giant Toulouse Dewlap Geese: Buff & Grey ~~ Sebastopol Geese: Gray Saddleback ~~ Silkies ~~ B/B/S Bantam Cochins/Frizzles ~~ Sizzles ~~ LF Salmon Faverolles ~~ English Lemon Cuckoo Orpingtons ~~ and a few rogue Guineas ~~

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~~Call Ducks: Butterscotch & Blue Fawn ~~ Runner Ducks: Blue/Black ~~ Giant Toulouse Dewlap Geese: Buff & Grey ~~ Sebastopol Geese: Gray Saddleback ~~ Silkies ~~ B/B/S Bantam Cochins/Frizzles ~~ Sizzles ~~ LF Salmon Faverolles ~~ English Lemon Cuckoo Orpingtons ~~ and a few rogue Guineas ~~

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post #254 of 305
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Originally Posted by DutchChic View Post

Hey Kansaskid...I'm not too far south of you.  Ice storms are definitely a problem here.  I found that taking a broom and beating the netting from underneath breaks the ice off the netting without any issue, though.  Problem is having to do it while the ice is falling from the sky so it doesn't build up too bad if it's a prolonged storm.  So far, I haven't had any netting come down due to ice.  Your netting looks to be all one piece?  Where did you get it?  I have netting over my chicken run, but it's off of 4' wide rolls that I had to "sew" together with little zip ties.  It works, but for my duck aviary I'd like something that looks nicer.  Especially since it's gonna be a whole lot bigger than the chicken run.  I'll have raised breeding pens for breeding season, but the aviary will be their off season home, as well as a grow out home for youngsters.  I found a prefabricated koi pond on craigslist last night for $30...odd shaped, 7'x5' with the deepest area being 18"...love craigslist!  I'll be housing Calls in the aviary.

Both my nets (the one on my aviary and the one i have in storage) came from people i'm friends with or the gamebird resorts i worked for. 

 

Do you plan on using the aviary for just calls?  If you think about buying a net the 2 inch netting does good when withstanding snow and ice build up as most of it falls through but some of the smaller ornamental species can fly through....

 

remember to install a drain..lol...

 

I'll have to get some more pictures rounded up to show the filtration system i'm using....doesn't keep the water 100 percent clear but keeps a lot of the particles free from the water and greatly reduces clean up. I took a picture the other day when i emptied the pond of the silt in the bottom which was a great improvement from the usually 6 inches of sludge that is usually there.

 

 


Edited by KansasKid - 1/20/12 at 1:51pm
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Please do share your filter set up, would like to set one up here this summer.


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Celtic Oaks Farm LLC

Sebastopol ~~~ Exhibition Dewlap Toulouse ~~~ American

NPIP - FL 58-1834-E FL Farm Reg:00JRB4N

 

Send us an EMAIL .... Like Us on Facebook Visit us on the web CelticOaks.com


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post #256 of 305
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Both my nets (the one on my aviary and the one i have in storage) came from people i'm friends with or the gamebird resorts i worked for. 

 

Do you plan on using the aviary for just calls?  If you think about buying a net the 2 inch netting does good when withstanding snow and ice build up as most of it falls through but some of the smaller ornamental species can fly through....

 

remember to install a drain..lol...

 

I'll have to get some more pictures rounded up to show the filtration system i'm using....doesn't keep the water 100 percent clear but keeps a lot of the particles free from the water and greatly reduces clean up. I took a picture the other day when i emptied the pond of the silt in the bottom which was a great improvement from the usually 6 inches of sludge that is usually there.

 

 



Yes, just housing calls.  I need to meet your friends!  lau.gif  It was a pain in the butt sewing netting together...must find it in big pieces!

 

~~Call Ducks: Butterscotch & Blue Fawn ~~ Runner Ducks: Blue/Black ~~ Giant Toulouse Dewlap Geese: Buff & Grey ~~ Sebastopol Geese: Gray Saddleback ~~ Silkies ~~ B/B/S Bantam Cochins/Frizzles ~~ Sizzles ~~ LF Salmon Faverolles ~~ English Lemon Cuckoo Orpingtons ~~ and a few rogue Guineas ~~

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~~Call Ducks: Butterscotch & Blue Fawn ~~ Runner Ducks: Blue/Black ~~ Giant Toulouse Dewlap Geese: Buff & Grey ~~ Sebastopol Geese: Gray Saddleback ~~ Silkies ~~ B/B/S Bantam Cochins/Frizzles ~~ Sizzles ~~ LF Salmon Faverolles ~~ English Lemon Cuckoo Orpingtons ~~ and a few rogue Guineas ~~

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Still working on Design and the look of the pond but here is a few pictures.

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Edited by KansasKid - 2/7/12 at 7:39pm
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Still working on Design and the look of the pond but here is a few pictures.
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That is fabulous. Can you give details on how you made it?

How deep?
Are those pond liners? If so, what size?
Will the pond liners ever tear?
What type of filter system do you have?

I really need a pond for my ducks and geese, so I am looking for ideas and yours look great!
NPIP Certified -115 Chickens, 19 Geese, 19 BR Turkeys, 7 Rabbits, 120 Muscovy Ducks , 9 Guineas, 9 Peafowl, 8 sheep, 1 Goat and currently have 100 broilers to be processed March 2014.  And it's broody/hatching season all over again for 2014.
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NPIP Certified -115 Chickens, 19 Geese, 19 BR Turkeys, 7 Rabbits, 120 Muscovy Ducks , 9 Guineas, 9 Peafowl, 8 sheep, 1 Goat and currently have 100 broilers to be processed March 2014.  And it's broody/hatching season all over again for 2014.
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post #260 of 305
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Originally Posted by Knock Kneed Hen View Post

Oh man, if DH enjoyed birds as much as I do I KNOW we would get into all sorts of trouble!!  I loved looking at all of your pens and beautiful ducks.




lau.gif i know what you mean! i get in enough trouble on my own!

8 Mixed Lovely Ladies (chickens) 2 suprise Macho Men (roos) and 6 home hatched Ducks, 2 kids, fish, and a dog! Life is anything but dull!

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8 Mixed Lovely Ladies (chickens) 2 suprise Macho Men (roos) and 6 home hatched Ducks, 2 kids, fish, and a dog! Life is anything but dull!

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