Creating a "Natural/Organic" Duck pond in the backyard.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Rick RR GBirds, Mar 11, 2016.

  1. Rick RR GBirds

    Rick RR GBirds New Egg

    Mar 11, 2016
    Hi...Brand new to the forum and I've been raising ducks for about 8 years now. Lot's of trial and error with ponds and pens. I currently have a 15 by 15 duck pond with a pond liner and a drain. I usually drain about once a week in the summer and less often rest of the year.

    I currently have 10 ducks. 2 Cinnamon Teal, 2 Wood Ducks, 2 Eurasian Wigeon, 2 Pintails and 2 Green Winged Teal.

    I've been reading a lot about Natural pools that are very big in Europe. I was just wondering if anybody had tried to do that with a duck pond and would the plant filtration system keep the duck poo at bay? I do have room to make my pond a bit bigger and if I went natural I could even set up a stream and second pond, which would be easier w/out a pond liner.

    I'm guessing the key would be to get the pond big enough where the natural filtration would keep the pond from stinking minus the # of ducks.

    I must also mention this is an urban set up. I used to live out in the country but the city has moved around me and I am in the city now, so bad smells is not an option for me.

    Go all natural is certainly appealing to me. Less maintenance, could make it a lot deeper, less water use, make the pond more pleasing to the eye w/out the liner.

    So is this all a pipe dream or is it possible to create an all natural backyard pond with ducks??? Who here has experience?

    Thanks for the taking the time to read and here' s a shot my pond from a couple years back.

  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    I think we have a few people who have had some success. The duckponics system may be something for you to look into.

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