Garden Safety with Ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by PocketSand, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. PocketSand

    PocketSand New Egg

    May 18, 2016
    North Idaho
    I have a pair of Cayugas and am interesting in using pool water in the garden. I understand there is a good chance they carry Salmonella and was wondering if anybody had tips on mitigating the risk.

    Also I have a 1 year old son, and the ducks are in the backyard. Should I fence off a section? He needs to be able to play and fall down and all that good kid stuff.

  2. Willowmina

    Willowmina Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 14, 2016
    I just read another article entitled Duck Poop Compost, it's a little farther down from yours. Have a read, it says go ahead and use it. I'm new to ducks too, so thanks for posting. I was wondering the same thing.
  3. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
    southern AL
    Use on the soil directly, not the plants.
    Wash veggies before eating.
    And yeah, I'd fence off a duck free area so your kid can play and remain duck poop free
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