chickens, and garden ponds.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tknjk, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. tknjk

    tknjk Songster

    Nov 28, 2007
    Abilene, TX
    So I think I want to build a garden pond with some goldfish in it.
    Do you think the chickens would poop in it, or otherwise mess
    with it much?

  2. melissastraka

    melissastraka Songster

    Feb 26, 2009
    Hoquiam, WA
    i would be more worried about them drowning. I would put a fence or something around it.
  3. Buckaroo

    Buckaroo Songster

    Sep 14, 2008
    Milton Florida
    I have 2 garden ponds and the chickens are attracted to the water fall, I have lost 2 younger birds to drowning, but other wise no problems. They get a drink and move on.
  4. Pollo Posada

    Pollo Posada In the Brooder

    Mar 25, 2009
    Mount Airy, MD
    I have a pond in the actual chicken run and have never had a problem. I haven't even seen the chickens attempt to drink out of it. I do keep the water level a bit low in comparison to the surrounding rocks though so maybe that is why they haven't tried drinking from it.

    Just a note, I have never let any chickens younger than 3 months near it.

    Good luck, personally I like the look it adds to the coop/run... And they do not poop into it at all. [​IMG]

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