duck water smells like pine oil

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by cathybill7, May 24, 2016.

  1. cathybill7

    cathybill7 New Egg

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    Hi I'm Cathy. I'm new to the forum. I have 20 assorted ducks. The are using a kiddie pool for a pond, and I've noticed it has started to take on the smell of pine oil. I thought it was just me, but my sister-in-law next door also noticed it. Does anyone know what would cause this? I would appreciate any input on this. Thanks.
     
  2. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Huh. Well. I've got no idea. But... Welcome to BYC!
     
  3. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long has the water been in the pool?
     
  4. cathybill7

    cathybill7 New Egg

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    I change the water daily, and have never used pine oil anywhere around their pen.
     
  5. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd scrub the daylights out of the sucker and maybe even bleach it a bit and let it sit in the sun (away from the ducks) for they day, then fill it back up.
     
  6. cathybill7

    cathybill7 New Egg

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    Sounds good. I actually have a second one stored, so I will put it out for the ducks while I scrub and sun the other one. I appreciate your response.
     
  7. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I wonder what is going on????
     
  8. MaureenD

    MaureenD Out Of The Brooder

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    Perhaps tannins? Does your pool sit under/near pine trees?

    I too would scrub the pool, bleach, scrub again.
     
  9. cathybill7

    cathybill7 New Egg

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    No, the pool is not near any pine trees. In fact it is under a tarped enclosure. I am totally at a loss to figure it out. Thanks for your response. I have plans to change out the pool tomorrow as I had three acres to mow today.
     

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