Fencing off portion of creek...is it possible?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by hokankai, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. hokankai

    hokankai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want ducks. I have a creek, but I'd like to have the ducks have access to part of the creek rather than wandering off. There's an elbow of the creek that is out of the current and would be perfect for ducks but I have no idea how I would put a fence in the water to keep the ducks there.

    Is this something that's possible or wishful thinking? Here are some pictures of the area I'd like to use for the ducks and the creek.

    I drew a red line where I'd like to put a fence. Maybe a cattle panel or something?

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  2. Kadjain

    Kadjain Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes, it is possible. Lot's of people do it. Cattle panel seems like it would work to me as long as the ducks can not fit through the larger squares.
     
  3. hokankai

    hokankai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is encouraging! What other materials do people use? I'm having trouble figuring out how to ancor the fencing down. I'll have to wait until the creek lowers before I can do this.
     
  4. use 7-8 foot t-posts, sunk into the mud. Also, I'd extend it out a bit further.
     
  5. hokankai

    hokankai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah I didn't really do a good job of drawing the line, LOL. I'll try that! I might need to find a strong man to help me out :p
     
  6. nah, I helped my dad sink a t-post when I was 8 or so. They have a tool for it. I just had trouble getting it up over it, so he got it most of the way down and I'd finish the last inch or few inches down with a hammer while he started the next one. I got tired pretty quick and just held it still while he started it into the ground. Course, I could lift a 30 or 40 lb saddle at 9 too.
     
  7. hokankai

    hokankai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also got the suggestion of using 5 gallon buckets and putting the posts in there filled with concrete. This sound promising too!
     
  8. Kadjain

    Kadjain Chillin' With My Peeps

    You are probably going to have to get creative to find out what will work best. I would start with t posts in buckets of concrete like someone already suggested to you.
    It sounds like a real cool project.
     
  9. mjanderson437

    mjanderson437 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cattle panels work well for this. We extend them into our pond to keep the horses, cows and donkeys from escaping along the pond edge. Unless they are willing to go swimming, that is. One set has been in place for 11 years. Good luck with your project!
     
  10. hokankai

    hokankai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! Now I just have to wait for August when the creek is at its lowest point :)
     

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