Ducks in turtle pond??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mysgyn, Aug 22, 2014.

  1. mysgyn

    mysgyn New Egg

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    Question..... we have 4 Cayugas and one of them got smart and realized we have a backyard pond!

    It's a raised pond and about 7' x 7'.

    My question is... can the fact that it is a small turtle pond have any ill effect on their eggs when they start producing? Salmonella etc...

    Thank you for any thoughts or input!
     
  2. farm316

    farm316 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you hoping to raise ducklings? If so I would remove the turtle, even if its a small one sometimes it can bite the legs off the ducks,.. What type of turtle is it? If its a snapping turtle REMOVE I! Snapping turtles can drag ducks under water and can possibly drown them, or just bit there feet off.
     
  3. mysgyn

    mysgyn New Egg

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    No no ducklings at least not any time soon and they would have a very hard time getting up the 3' wall... but it's a slider so no not snapping.

    More concerned about the safety for the ducks and eggs if they drink and swim in the pond...
     
  4. farm316

    farm316 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think that it would affect the eggs, I mean the ducks end up in the sam body of water in the wild right?
     

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