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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by saufleyjm, Jun 3, 2016.

  1. saufleyjm

    saufleyjm Just Hatched

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    Hey, y'all! I'm new here, and I have a question to start off with. We have an above-ground pool. While I've been intrigued by the possibility of chickens getting in the pool, I also am curious whether the free-ranging chickens could accidentally peck a hole in the side. I already thought about the Ameracaunas flying in, and the suggestion of keeping something in the pool for them to climb up on was a good one. We thought about the possible ladder climb, and everyone is instructed to remove the ladder when the pool isn't in use. But, I don't know if they will peck a hole in the side. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] They won't peck a hole in the side, but there have been instances of birds perching on the edge and falling in or landing in the pool after being spooked by something. It is a legitimate concern.
     
  3. SueT

    SueT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My in laws had a rooster fall in a big stock tank and drown. (My husband was a small child at the time and said it was the happiest day of his life, as this aggressive leghorn was his nemesis.....)
    BTW, welcome to BYC!
     
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  4. saufleyjm

    saufleyjm Just Hatched

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    Ok, thanks! I just didn't want to have to replace the pool!! Last year, I didn't let the chickens free range outside of the back yard. Since we have more chickens this year, I expanded their territory!
     
  5. saufleyjm

    saufleyjm Just Hatched

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    We do have a pool cover we could use when the pool isn't in use. That would probably be a good idea ....
     
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  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. saufleyjm

    saufleyjm Just Hatched

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    Thanks!
     
  8. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Chickens don't swim, so if they accidentally fall in or fly in - they will be goners unless they are rescued. I don't know how big your pool is but, if above ground maybe you can surround it with wire fencing - it would keep chickens from pecking it but, I don't think they would even try.
     
  10. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] It is unlikely that they will peck at the side of the pool unless there is something on it that they think is edible.
     

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