how big is your pond and .....?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mamanaturale, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. mamanaturale

    mamanaturale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so, how big is your pond? and how many ducks/geese do you have? my eggs aren't even out of the incubator and i am already planning my next batch! hubby got a pond liner off craigslist thats 7'x7' . sooooo how many would be happy in it? i am totally open to getting another pond. [​IMG] i REALLY want two sebastopols too..... oh and ftr, my ducks in the bator are australian spotteds and i am looking at getting runners and calls too. [​IMG]
    thanks!
    brianna
     
  2. obsessed

    obsessed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am using plastic pan I got from Home Depot to mix concrete. I tried the kiddie pool but it seemed to deep. Anyway they could not get in it. I have 11 today but next week I will have 7 cause 4 are going to freezer camp [​IMG].
     
  3. mamanaturale

    mamanaturale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cool anyone else?
     
  4. DUccleDude

    DUccleDude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 9 khaki campbell ducks and three geese and I use the same plastic pans from home depot, 1 for the geese and 2 for the ducks. they work great.
     
  5. mamanaturale

    mamanaturale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what are the dimensions of the pans?
     
  6. DUccleDude

    DUccleDude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just guessing but 8 inches deep 2 foot wide by 2 and a half foot long
     
  7. DUccleDude

    DUccleDude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are easy to clean and the ducks can get in with no problem
     
  8. mamanaturale

    mamanaturale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i keep searching the home depot website and i can't find them online... do you mind telling me how much $ you paid for them?
     
  9. DUccleDude

    DUccleDude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they are under $10 each
     
  10. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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    It's not the size of the pool that matters, they all don't need to get in there at once. They really need just enough water to dip their bodies in to keep their feathers in condition. The extra space is nice for them to have for fun, for company in their baths, for mating.

    The main issue is being able to drain it out to hose off & then refill.
    More waterfowl + less pool space = more frequent cleansing.
    Waterfowl = water foul

    I have 2 Embden geese & 5 Khaki Campbell ducks that share a big plastic pool, about 4' X 6'. I siphon the water out every 2-3 days, let the water drain out in the surrounding garden beds. When the ducklings grow up & start using that pool I'll have to drain it every 1-2 days.
     
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