Fenced in stream or duck pond?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by camilleathome, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. camilleathome

    camilleathome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi guys, ive just been lurking for a while as we didnt have our spot for ducks. BUT we just found THE house. 23.5 acres. we are in the process of getting the land surveyed and then getting the lawyers to do the paper work. I want ducks and Im just kindof trying to get a solution on the pond. There is a nice sized brook on our land but over here you will not get permits to dig connecting the stream unless you say its for farming irrigation. So I wan wondering if there was a way to put our fence area for the ducks right onto the brook so they could swim on it. but that would still let fish through without the ducks escaping if they dive That or maybe find an underground well and dig it to do the pond. I dont know if that one is even possible but we want a water area that will self clean as ive been reading that ponds with filters just dont work and Id rather have them in a nice water area than a kiddy pool.
     
  2. ChristineR

    ChristineR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd check the laws where you are planning to live. In my area, you are not allowed to "block" streams like that.
     

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