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Ducks in flood area

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mamaKate, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. mamaKate

    mamaKate Songster

    Sep 9, 2008
    SE MO
    I have a section of my yard that's about 40x50 feet that floods several times a year. It can be under water for weeks at a time. Is it O.K. if my(future)Muscovies play in it or do I need to fence them out?

  2. Is the flooding coming off your roof or other part of your property where you can be sure it isn't picking up any contamination? Do your ducks have a place where they can get out of the water when they get tired of it? Does it get a lot of rotted material in it? Those are things I would wonder about.
  3. birdnutz

    birdnutz Songster

    Mar 6, 2007
    I'd let them play in it. They'll love it.
  4. mamaKate

    mamaKate Songster

    Sep 9, 2008
    SE MO
    Quote:The water is from the front of my property because it slopes to the back. The ducks can easily get out. It's pretty clean, I rake it-it's under trees-pretty regularly.
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2008
  5. chickensandmore

    chickensandmore Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    Spiro Ok
    I would let mine play in it..Heck rain water isn't even that clean anymore.

    Don [​IMG]
  6. Sounds good mamaKate, I'm almost jealous. My guys just have a plastic wading pool.

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