kiddie pool or stock tank?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by sydney13, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2010
    Massachusetts
    which do you think a goose would prefer to swim in a kiddie pool or a stock tank?
    the kiddie pool would be bigger but not a deep and the stock tank would be deeper but not a large.
    i would probably get the kiddie pool because they are much cheeper but if i did choose a stock tank i would get something like this
    http://www.tractorsupply.com/stock-tanks/oval-stock-tank-40-gal-2229846
     
  2. chickygirl2

    chickygirl2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not the stock tank! I had 2 drown when they could not get out a couple years ago. Kiddiepools are fine
     
  3. toletiquesbysam

    toletiquesbysam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2008
    Nebraska
    I use a kiddie pool for mine. I also have a couple of these, not sure if they are exactly like this but general idea...
    http://www.tractorsupply.com/livest...-feeders/1-3-bushel-feeder-pan-3-gal--2171213
    I use one for regular water up higher for them to drink out of and one down on the ground to use for cleaning. I have ducks & geese so when the geese are in the pool, the ducks still have somewhere to go to be in water!
     
  4. PriceFamilyFarms

    PriceFamilyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found a 145 gallon pref-formed pond on craigslist for $20...has the deeper center area but ledges along the sides for my duck to climb out. Look at CL in your area in the farm and garden section...you just might find something for cheap
     
  5. jojo@rolling acres farm

    [email protected] acres farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2009
    Nebraska
    I use two of the large blue plastic kiddie pools from WalMart. They seem easier to dump and refill each night. The stock tanks were just too deep and heavy for me to tip over by myself - too much "back" effort.
    I clean and refill the kiddie pools every night and they are ready for my flock each morning - it's the first place they all head to when I let them out of the barn stall.
     
  6. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    I found this Little Tykes Step 2 pool at a yard sale for $10. They are really nice as they are made of a hard plastic and hold up to a lot of abuse. They also have a drain plug making it easy to clean. Several variations of this pool were made ~ this one includes a slide and a hose hookup for a fountain. I have a friend who has one hooked up to her old spring house and keeps the drain open so fresh water runs through it all the time. If you can find one ~ grab it ~ they no longer make them and are getting harder to find.

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  7. noahsgeese

    noahsgeese Border Collie

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    My geese are fine with the kiddie pool!
     
  8. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2010
    Massachusetts
    Quote:wow that looks great for a goose [​IMG] ill have to keep my eye out for one of those. to bad they dont make them any more
     
  9. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    Check Craig's List ~ they show up there although some people want high dollar for them too since they know they are discontinued now.
     

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