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how to make duck pond?

post #1 of 17
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I am wanting to breed some mallards soon, and need a pond in my run. I have an idea but i need your help to know if i can do it. I am wanting to dig a spot, and place some black plastic in it to make it hold water like a koi pond. will this work? Can they puncture the plastic with bill/feet? I am at a lost, if you have a cheap idea please tell me. i need some information asap so i can start this project. ty.

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post #2 of 17

We had a few ducks for fun at one time, for a swimming source we used a large kiddie pool. If you used heavy duty plastic, I think it would work.

post #3 of 17
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Thanks so much, but i could just imagine their nails digging into my hard work. Anyone else, what did you do?

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post #4 of 17

Not they will not puncture they koi type ponds

post #5 of 17
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are you talking about ponds like kiddie pools (hard plastic) or, rollable plastic WVman?


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post #6 of 17

I would say the hard plastic would work just fine.  My neighbor had ducks and they dug a hold and put one of the hard plastic kiddie pools in the ground and it worked great.

Have patient Husband for over 36 yrs., 34 yr.old D, 32 yr.old D, 28 yr.old S; Home-schooled - 11 yr.old GD, 9 yr.old GS, 7 yr.old GS and 3 1/2 yr.old GS 60; Bantams, 4 Stand. - two RR,  two Speckled Sussex; 3 Cats; 1 Great Pyrenees,  1 Boxer/Shepherd mix pup;  2 Fainting Does, 1 Fainting wether, 1 TexMaster wether
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post #7 of 17
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but i realy wanna use the rollable plastic so i can make the pond as deep and big as i want, so will that work?

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post #8 of 17

we will be using a hard plastic kiddie pool. how big do you want your duck pond? if you do a search , theres a byc'er that built a pond for all her ducks. its massive and awesome! search around the duck thread.
good luck.
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mom to: 1 husband 3 kids 3 dogs, 1 cat,  4 ducks, welsh, black swedish, buff orpington
9 hens and 1 crazy rooster!rir/plymouth rocks/leghorn/campine/wellsummer/and some other breeds.

6 more baby chicks added July 2012!!!

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mom to: 1 husband 3 kids 3 dogs, 1 cat,  4 ducks, welsh, black swedish, buff orpington
9 hens and 1 crazy rooster!rir/plymouth rocks/leghorn/campine/wellsummer/and some other breeds.

6 more baby chicks added July 2012!!!

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post #9 of 17

the only thing I would say about digging a hole and using plastic liner is not being able to clean it very well.  If you could get some kind of filter system in there or a way to occassionally drain it that might work.  I hear ducks are VERY messy.

post #10 of 17

We used to nurse ducks back to health from the city park lake and then return them when they were well - they are messy because you need water for them and they do their business in the water which makes it dirty and smelly.  We used to just use a bucket to get out what we could then basically put the hose on hard stream and wash the rest of it out.  We used a hard plastic kid pool.  The chores aren't so tough to do when you enjoy the animals. wink

Have patient Husband for over 36 yrs., 34 yr.old D, 32 yr.old D, 28 yr.old S; Home-schooled - 11 yr.old GD, 9 yr.old GS, 7 yr.old GS and 3 1/2 yr.old GS 60; Bantams, 4 Stand. - two RR,  two Speckled Sussex; 3 Cats; 1 Great Pyrenees,  1 Boxer/Shepherd mix pup;  2 Fainting Does, 1 Fainting wether, 1 TexMaster wether
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