6 Ducks and a pond

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ridgefire, May 2, 2009.

  1. ridgefire

    ridgefire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Getting ready to start building their pond. Looking for suggestions in size and depth.

    I will have 3 Pekin and 3 rouen in the run/pond.
     
  2. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    I am also very interested in this topic. As I will be starting mine soon too.
     
  3. ridgefire

    ridgefire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is what I have done so far. I have a hole dug 6feet X 3 Feet by 20inchs deep. I figure I will build a birm around the hole about a foot high and widen the pond to about 10x6 with the deep part being about 3 feet deep and the shallow area about a foot deep.
     
  4. rlhbond

    rlhbond Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How are you planning to drain it? I built one with those same dimensions last summer and had to use a water pump to drain it every weekend (gets old). Last fall I built a retaining wall off a small hill, filled it with garel/sand, and put in a plastic pool (like you can get at Lowes). Because it was built out from a hill (elevated from the ground) I was able to install a drain which makes it a whole lot easier to empty. I can send pics if you have questions.
     
  5. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    rlhbond I'd love to see some photos of that setup.
     
  6. mtcougar832

    mtcougar832 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Me too - I need to get a drain installed (otherwise it's bailing water by hand!)
     
  7. rlhbond

    rlhbond Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are some images (if I'm doing this right) showing how it is built off from a small hillside. You can see the new duck house/tool shed I have just about finished standing next to it. I haven't yet put in the pavers.

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    Last edited: May 3, 2009
  8. beak

    beak On vacation

    Dec 12, 2008
    Kiowa, Colorado
    That's really nice. You're serious about your ducks.
     
  9. rlhbond

    rlhbond Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mostly, I just like playing with my toys (tools).
     
  10. beak

    beak On vacation

    Dec 12, 2008
    Kiowa, Colorado
    Quote:That retaining wall didn't need tools. Just a lot of back breaking work. Looks great though. Yeah the tools are fun.
     

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