Need ramp ideas

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by TTownChics, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. TTownChics

    TTownChics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My ducks are almost ready to be outside. Can you send me pics of your ramps? We have a big black tub we got at atwoods and we dont want to build a deck. We cant dog down cause of lines.

    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. bondfamily007

    bondfamily007 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just made this for mine, piled up play sand. They have a platform inside of blocks stacked up right to the water level. They scattered right up it when I stopped dumping sand. I think I'll add a bit more.
     
  3. tmorgan46

    tmorgan46 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used an old book shelf with worn out bath towels stapled to it and ran the entire length. Worked like a champ for them to get some grip. About once a year I replace the towel pieces that are worn or the staples have pulled through. I don't have any pictures of it unfortunately.

    Hope this helps,
    Troy & Tina
     
  4. TTownChics

    TTownChics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It does! We have pallets we can use. We are going to put a spicket on the bottom to water my veggie bed. I hope they will take to it!
     
  5. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have stairs to the pond. Mine were brooded on the deck and learned stairs easily - they never quite do well on a ramp.
     
  6. TTownChics

    TTownChics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good to know. Thanks!
     
  7. Duck Drover

    Duck Drover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My husband built a ramp with a deck around our horse trough to make a duck pond that can be drained from the bottom. I know you said you do not want to build a deck but I thought I would share anyway in case the ramp inspires you. He built it with free cedar decking a neighbor was giving away when he tore out his deck.
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2016
  8. TTownChics

    TTownChics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is an amazing deck you have!!! My problem is space.
     

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