Duck zone

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by dan lindley, Oct 6, 2017.

  1. dan lindley

    dan lindley In the Brooder

    Nov 23, 2015
    Huddersfield, UK
    Hope you guys can help,

    We got three ducks who are fairly happily cohabiting with our five hens.

    I'm extending their run so the 8 of them have more space and am going to install a corner bath as a pond for the ducks!

    When I create the extension I would love it if both the hens and ducks have full reign in the entire run, but I do want to make access to the pond area a duck only zone.

    Has anyone tried this or know of any way to prevent the hens going up to the pond (and potentially drowning) yet still gives the ducks access???

    Aside from microchipping and using cat flaps I can't think around this!!!

    Best wishes and thank you

  2. Bridger Davis

    Bridger Davis Songster

    Jul 25, 2017
    Evans Colorado
    Hmm. My though would be if the pool is just a kiddie pool, they won't be in danger of drowning and they could get out. But really, I don't even think the chickens would want to be near the water in the first place. Hope this helps!:ya
  3. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Yep....Chickens will not go into the water and drown....
    Bridger Davis likes this.

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