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Duck Pond Ideas

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by PolishFrizzle, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. PolishFrizzle

    PolishFrizzle Out Of The Brooder

    May 23, 2016
    Hey guys, I am here to ask if anyone has anything creative ideas about duck ponds of any kind. Thanks!
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
  3. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    I use kiddie pools.....The amount of poop they let out into a kiddie pool in one afternoon would shock you....Buy a really good filtration system for a duck pond....I will stick to my once a day kiddie pools....

  4. MLChicks

    MLChicks Just Hatched

    Sep 18, 2016
    I have on Buff duck and I found a 14 gal tray for sand , bricklaying I guess at Lowes in the building materials dept. I just fill it up outside the coop. She gets to swim as often as I can catch her to put her in it. she won't get in it on her own, just drinks from it, but really enjoys it when I put her in it. I try to do it at least every two days. Always change the water after she uses it cause my dogs like to get in it too, when I have the birds put up in the run.
  5. Bills vs Beaks

    Bills vs Beaks Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 31, 2016
    NJ USA
    'Nuff said
  6. matthewcmill

    matthewcmill New Egg

    Aug 21, 2016
    Wetumpka Alabama
    What I did: dug a 2.5 foot deep by about 6 foot wide oval pool, also dug a trench and put a drain in the very bottom. I lined the entire pool with thick black plastic then covered the plastic with chicken wire and mixed up roughly 10 bags of ready mix concrete and covered the pool with the concrete. So far it's working great! The drain is 1" pvc. I wish I would have used 2 inches as it takes about 30 mins to drain. If I lived in a perfect world I would have loved to divert a creek to keep my duck pond with fresh water all the time. Just my 2 cents
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2016
  7. purslanegarden

    purslanegarden Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 10, 2016
    Great idea with the added concrete. I know ducks' claws were an issue for some ponds with plastic or plastic lining.
  8. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
    southern AL

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