Ducks and Ponds

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by QuackSpeak, Feb 2, 2017.

  1. QuackSpeak

    QuackSpeak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, so I'm getting new ducks sometime this year. Because we don't have a good place for the ducks to really swim, in deep water, we were wondering if we could take the ducks to a private pond. It's safe, no dogs allowed, etc... But when the ducks are in the water, will they come back without us having to go swimming? What would be the best way to do this? Can any of you see problems with this? Thank you!
     
  2. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    I would never try it....they won't come back....I use kiddie pools and the sprinkler on low to play in....They have a great time in the kiddie pools....

    Cheers!
     
  3. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah taking them somewhere like that is asking for trouble. I have enough trouble getting mine in some days from a stream on my own property.
     
  4. Joe King

    Joe King New Egg

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    I'm wondering about a pond next door. I have a stream about 500yrds back too but it's heavily wooded
     
  5. QuackSpeak

    QuackSpeak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, so no pond... We'll probably just buy them a stock tank or something, to swim in.
     
  6. Bills vs Beaks

    Bills vs Beaks Overrun With Chickens

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    2 or 3 ten dollar kiddie pools are good too...look for sales and get em cheap. That way you dont have to drop 60-80 bucks on one thing, and everyone can still swim (like my Khakis and Saxonies, who WONT swim together [​IMG] )
     
  7. QuackSpeak

    QuackSpeak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Were your Khakis and Saxonies raised separately, or are they just being silly? Cute little duckies who won't share...Reminds me of my brother and I [​IMG]

    We have a kiddie pool, it's a plastic purple one left over from when we were small enough to be able to swim in it, I guess. If you sat next to the ducks while they were swimming, by the time you were done, it'd look like you had been swimming too! But the kiddie pool is really dirty and run-down, so we were going to get a new one for the new ducks, and then thought that, since ducks love swimming so much, maybe they should have something bigger? That's when the pond thing came up, and then the matter of a new pool, etc. The ducks are controlling us before they're even ordered!
     
  8. Bills vs Beaks

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    They were raised separately (the kcs are two months older), but now they free range together fine. It's just the pools they get pushy over lol

    The problem I've found is stock tanks are deeper and less surface area, because they were made for drinking not swimming

    Oh yes, ducks will control you!
    I'm thinking of making a big pond down at the end of the pasture later this summer
     
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  9. QuackSpeak

    QuackSpeak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol silly duckies
    Hmm... Good point, maybe we'll stick with kiddie pools.
    Yay, a pond! [​IMG] I'm sure the muddy duck in your avatar will appreciate that!
     
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