I need step ideas for big ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by FrannyLW, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. FrannyLW

    FrannyLW Chirping

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    I think Missy Elliot cannot use the brick steps I have to enter any of the multiple water tubs I have
    The other ducks have no problem but they aren't as huge as her
    Ideas? She's the ancona or Magpie or whatever. EE0D1C29-33D3-49B8-9F8E-100F1D02B8B1.jpeg
     
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  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki TwatterSpotter

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    Can you double up the bricks to make the steps wider...the whole ramp longer?
     
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  3. FrannyLW

    FrannyLW Chirping

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    I'm at work now but I should take pics of the other steps. The one above is a smaller water area. They have a larger pool with larger brick space. She has no trouble getting out of the pool, she doesn't even use the brick in the pool she just jumps out! (I put her in the pool and I notice she does not rush to leave)
     
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  4. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Why not buy a kiddie pool? Then a wider brick step into the pool..
     
  5. FrannyLW

    FrannyLW Chirping

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    LOL I got that. Like I said, I have many different pools. Missy Elliot seems to have a trouble with bricks. Might have to figure out a ramp.
     
  6. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Hmmm? She definitely will get in if she wants too. Upside down rubber livestock bowl a log?
     
  7. 21hens-incharge

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    Build a wooden set out of 2x6 boards and keep the steps as short as possible.....maybe 3" tall steps.
     
  8. BReeder!

    BReeder! Crowing

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    For my ducks to get in and out of our pond surrounded by small boulders, I am using a 2x8 with a diamond pattern cut into it about 1/4 inch deep using a miter saw. It is working great. The cuts give them something to grab onto with their nails and provide quick drainage for water to keep the board from getting slippery.
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  9. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki TwatterSpotter

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    Your what?

    I fixed it here in my quote.

    I'll delete this post once you fix yours above. ;)
     
  10. BReeder!

    BReeder! Crowing

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    Oops! :lau I am on my phone and using swipe text. The 'i' is right next to the 'u'.
    Thanks for correcting me Kiki. :highfive:
     
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