Any one use something besides a SMALL kiddie pool for swimming?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Goat_Walker, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    I have two of the small kiddie pools for my 4 ducks, Im hoping of getting more though, so I was thinking of getting one of those larger pools with the slides built in [​IMG]



    Anyone use something besides a small kiddie pool? How does it work for draining and such?


    Pictures are HIGHLY appriciated.
     
  2. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used a garden tub from a mobile home, draining was easy, just pull the plug.
     
  3. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    We dug a hole on Father's day last year and fit in a small pond. The pond came with a filter and fountain. We'd have to clean the filter every few days or so. We only have two Muscovies so our girls are pretty spoiled. It's pretty close to dark now but I can get you a pic tomorrow. Nothing special, but we had to buy it. (Actually, we got it free from a friend, but unless you know someone, yeah.)
     
  4. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    I went to Menard's and bought 2 of those durable plastic mortar mixing tubs.. my geese and ducks use it daily. to empty it I just tip it over. hose it out and refill it..

    my first tub is going on 4 years old

    I even accidently backed over one of them with my tractor once.. can't do that with a kiddie pool..

    for baby ducks, I drape a rubber welcome mat over the side so they can climp in and out easily.. I do not let the babies swim unattended, however..

    I once had a guinea keet fall in while trying to drink. she swam like a duck.. I had to save her though..
     
  5. Slightly Cracked

    Slightly Cracked Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a turtle sandbox and it's lid. It was the kiddo's and he outgrew it so now the ducks get it. Just dump,rinse and refill.
     
  6. banter

    banter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use black cement mixing tubs-they will not split if frozen
     
  7. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I am getting my neighbor's pond kit. She never uses it [​IMG]
     
  8. petitesphinx

    petitesphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is what ours swim in


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  9. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:LUCKY DUCKS!...[​IMG]
     
  10. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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    We use big rubbermaid tubs, that have the drain spout on the side at the bottom. Works great.
     

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