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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by foxchasr, May 9, 2011.
How cute are they!!!
Cute!!Was that a real turtle in the background??
You probably aren't going to like what I have to say, but an ornamental pond and ducks are a bad combinations. The ducks will trash the plants, foul the water, and even kill smaller fish if they can get them.
Its better to keep them out of your koi pond, IMHO, and give them something like a kiddie pool you can easily keep clean by dumping and rinsing.
Of course, this depends on the size of the pond and the number of ducks as well == a few ducks on a very, very large pond with intense filtration, a lot of plants, and good cover for the fish might not cause unacceptable levels of damage. OTOH 3 or 4 ducks on your typical 8 to 10 foot diameter suburban backyard pond will trash it pretty well in about 2 days.
Hi .... no, that was a plastic turtle on the ledge. Never ventured into owning any turtles Unless the ducks will grow to be pelicans, I can't see them eating the size fish we have in our pond, the fish are very big koi. I would never object to anything someone responded to one of my posts, I'm not about stuff like that ... you live, you learn. I have a kiddie pool for them and right now, we are using a rubber cement mixing tub which people also use as a kitty litter pan which I fill up and just dump the dirty water into the plants when done.