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post #41 of 49

update on pond stage 1 done 

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Originally Posted by Hattiegun View Post
 

I  bought my pond at Menards. Put a tub drain in the bottom... slightly tilted it toward the drain. I have a water hydrant on the opposite end. Pull the drain. rinse with hose, refill.  The pond has ledges which I can throw treats on and as u see in the last pic I have a rock so they can jump on it to get out... I have been putting a towel over that side down over the rock to so they can get a better grip , othewise they were slipping . I think I may put a ramp in tho just in case one gets hurt or sick they have  easier acess to get out.  I put a tank heater in it all winter and did not have any ice at all. We get -20 degress , I had the pen wrapped in plastic.





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how many gallons does your pond hold?  how many ducks do you have using it and how often do you empty and refill it?  thanks!

post #43 of 49

I have 12 ducks.. right now they are separated for spring so that pond has 5... that is their night pond so they are

are outside ( in their swim pools) all day . .. I believe its a 250ish gallon pond and I change it everyother day..in the winter

when everyone stays in , I usually clean it everday ( I put tank heaters in their indoor ponds.) its just so easy ...

I have added on a lot more since these pics..

 I have a FaceBook page for The Duck Hut

 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Duck-Hut/193654187369638?fref=ts

 

 

 

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 #44 of 49

Wow, can I come and live with your ducks?  :bow  Nice place they have!

 

Can you give me brief description of what you used to prevent leakage around the drain?  I just got a great deal on a pre-formed pond and would like to copy you :D

post #45 of 49

stage two on the pond is done i put a 7 mil clear liner in the pond and filled it but the ducks still havent a clue what to do with it. stage three is rocks and pump  ill have pics up when the rain stops 

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Originally Posted by yanakaye View Post


also if you get a pond pump with a filter that should help keep the pond clean. You can get ones designed for duck ponds

do you know of a pond pump designed for duck ponds - I have not found any?

post #47 of 49
Wow that looks great!!!!!!
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heres mine

post #49 of 49

Hello, 

 

How big is your pond Hattiegun?

 

The biggest one on their website seems to be 145 gallons.

 

Thanks!

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