Garden Safety with Ducks

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

  1. PocketSand

    PocketSand New Egg

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    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.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Willowmina

    Willowmina Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    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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