Drowning accident

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by rcolive, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. rcolive

    rcolive New Egg

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    My Silkies and my Ducks are living together. My ducks have a plastic pool. Yesterday one of my little roosters ended up in the pond and drowned. What a horrible site.I need some help on building a safer pond for my ducks so my chickens can not drown in the duck pool.Does anybody have any tips and ideas what can help.
     
  2. nanawendy

    nanawendy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry for your loss. @ this point I have only chickens and turkeys... But my dad had ducks w/ our flock. They ducks got to free range, the hens had to stay in the run.
     
  3. WI FarmChick

    WI FarmChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you divide the area into 2 sections until the chicks are a bit bigger?
     
  4. bnjrob

    bnjrob Overrun With Chickens

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    Less water in the pool, multiple ramps in the pool so any chicks can get out.
     
  5. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    I won't have your silkies with your ducks. A silkies can't repel water off its feathers as a regular chicken. So they stay wet for a while, which probably makes them heavier and not be able to fly out.
     
  6. rcolive

    rcolive New Egg

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    Thanks everybody. I am thinking of making a different design with very shallow sides and rocks to walk in to a pond so there is no more climbing boarder and hopefully that will also help with the accident falling in so there could walk out.
     

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