How to reap benefits of duck water

sirchrisd

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May 17, 2011
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So this is my situation. I have a duck pen separated into two sections. Each section has a hard plastic kiddie pool that seems to work great. However, I would like to use the water instead of dumping it out when it comes time to clean the pool, especially since we're experiencing the worst drought ever recorded here. What I have in mind is a tank on a cart that I can pump the water into and then spray it around the yard. Does anyone have anything like this? I could probably build it, but would like to see some pictures to get some ideas.
Thanks for any input.
 

emys

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It's probably too rich to spray in this heat without giving your lawn or plants nitrogen burn?? Unless you change it every day so the solution is pretty dilute?? Just speculating.
 

sirchrisd

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May 17, 2011
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I generally change the water every other day. It can get dirty quick. But yeah I see your point.
 

sirchrisd

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Btw I forgot to mention the grass at the edge of the pen where the water is dumped out is the thickest and greenest in all two acres.
 

Two Creeks Farm

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Apr 23, 2011
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Use it...it isnt so "hot" that it will burn grass. If it was out of teh coop or a run I would say compost it, but the water from their pool/pond shouldnt hurt a thing
 

mommissan

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Jul 4, 2011
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I keep a compost pit. I dump my "fowl" waste and water over it and mix it with shredded paper. The carbon content in paper compliments the high nitrogen concentration.
 
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sirchrisd

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May 17, 2011
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I do keep a compost. And I'd love to use the water, I just don't want to have to use buckets to get to it. I'd rather pump it out and move it to where I want it.
 

jamband

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get a pond pump you can hook a hose too....they are like 30 dollars....you need electric but any not bucket solution will.
 

FenDruadin

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Can't help with the exact solution, but I second the "use it" comment. I pour duck water directly on all my plants and they LOVE it. Gets them sending out new shoots and leaves within a few days of each watering.

The trouble I'd see with a sprayer, though, is that it would clog easily--duck water is usually chunky. I just take a watering can and dip the water out, or set the pool near whichever plant I want to water the next day and dump it directly. But I'd love a more efficient way to do it, so please post pics if you design something!
 

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