Expanding on duck pond usefulness

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by furbabymum, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. furbabymum

    furbabymum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I know a fair # of people in here have duck ponds. I would like to get even more use out of mine. As such I've been researching crawfish farming. I picked crawfish because of my climate but some of you other lucky people could probably farm prawns or shrimp in yours.

    Have you ever looked into this? Do you do this? What do you think?
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I would never personally mix ducks with crustaceans.
     
  3. furbabymum

    furbabymum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Part of my pond is fenced off from the ducks but even so if you simply waited to put the crawfish in until they were larger wouldn't that work?
     
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    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    How large of a pond?
     
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    furbabymum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's 30x14. 3 feet deep.
     
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    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    You might get away with it for awhile but eventually the crayfish might migrate over to the duck side and could get eaten. Plus the mess the ducks create could raise ammonia levels too high for aquatic life.
     

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