Ducks and my pond

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Farmdreamin, Mar 30, 2018.

  1. Farmdreamin

    Farmdreamin In the Brooder

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    Hello. I am looking to get a few ducks for my backyard but I have a very large koi pond and have read all about what ducks ca do to my fish. My question is if I have my landscaper install a separate small pond just for them is it possible to train them to stay out of my koi pond and only use the pond built for them??
     
  2. sannabelle

    sannabelle Crowing

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    Hello!

    If the koi pond is within their sight or within walking distance for them, they are going to get in it. Your best bet might be fencing around the koi pond- but even that isn’t a guarantee to keep them out!

    Best of luck :) and :welcome
     
  3. MatthewsHomestead

    MatthewsHomestead Free Ranging

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    Welcome to BYC:welcome.
    I'm new to ducks so I'm learning too or I would maybe offer some advice. But there is definitely some great advice givers here so your in the right place!!!
     
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  4. blayt90

    blayt90 Crowing

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    If there is water around they will get in it.
     
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  5. Farmdreamin

    Farmdreamin In the Brooder

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    Thank you!
     
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  6. DanielleInUro

    DanielleInUro Chirping

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    I'm really sorry, but the fact that you've even said "koi pond" and "ducks" in the same paragraph means that at this very moment, your koi pond is ruined, your fish are all dead, and there are several honking, humping, digging little dinosaurs currently destroying your lawn. You might have been safe if you had thought it without saying it, but probably not. Don't be too hard on yourself.
     
  7. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

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    :goodpost:
     
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