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I use a 50 gallon black plastic livestock tub with a ramp for my ducks to get into it.  It's about 14 inches deep.  We have tried 2-3 different kinds of filters to try and circulate and keep the water clean.  It seems to get funkier in the summer heat than in the fall, winter, spring seasons.  Has anybody had any success with filtering duck "pond" water.  I have/had 3 ducks that used it.

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I have one of those stock tanks. I just emptied it every other day. Filtering 50 gallons seems like a waste to me. Course, I have well water so I don't pay for it. ;)

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the ducks and geese sure make a  mess out of clean water . the messy-er  the water --the better for the garden liquid manure tea..hard to beat for growing

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I empty mine every other day too...but my water bill has gone up so much, also because I hose down their area 2-3 times a day..like it clean!

 

I am curious too about any type of filter in a 6 foot wade pool? Mine stay in the pool prob 8 hours out of the day..no way I will let them hang out in dirty water..ewww
 

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Momma of one Pekin and one Silver Appleyard..long term, I need to find a home for them more suitable for ducks, someone who will love them and protect them

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I have a kiddie pool and dump it every other day.  From what I've read, a pump and filter is very difficult because they are VERY messy.  You would probably need a pump and filter for a much larger system than that.  I just put the pool next to an area where it will drain away.  right now it is under a shade shelter I built but once it's cooler out, I will move it around so different areas get poopy water.

DOGS: 4 Shih Tzu, 1 Papillon, 1 Great Pyrenees

CHICKENS: 1 BO, 2 EE, 2 WLH, blue and splash JG, plus various aged JG, BO, JG/BO and JG/EE chicks.   

DUCKS: Muscovy ducks: Adults, juveniles and ducklings.  Pekin ducks

 

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Picking a duck breed, where to buy, what genders to get

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DOGS: 4 Shih Tzu, 1 Papillon, 1 Great Pyrenees

CHICKENS: 1 BO, 2 EE, 2 WLH, blue and splash JG, plus various aged JG, BO, JG/BO and JG/EE chicks.   

DUCKS: Muscovy ducks: Adults, juveniles and ducklings.  Pekin ducks

 

Some threads started with basic info.

Picking a duck breed, where to buy, what genders to get

Raising and caring for ducklings

 

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Pools get dumped daily here in the summer and every other in the "winter" months. The cleaner the water the better the ducks and geese feathers look.


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CleticOaks,  I see you are in FL too so if that is your routine, I guess I shouldn't be too surprised to be dumping it daily here either. Thank you.

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Bluejeans,  I wondered why that water wouldn't be the same as manure tea!  It made sense to me!
 

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Yeah Sherry if we don't dump daily, the green starts in pretty readily


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