New to Duck Keeping - Duck Pond

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by TinaBeana, Jul 28, 2016.

  1. TinaBeana

    TinaBeana Just Hatched

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    Hi all,

    Im hoping to pick up my first Duck's on Saturday (Yay). I have previously kept Chicken's so i have a rough idea on care,
    however Chicken's didn't need water to splash around in.

    We are currently in the process of building a house (for us humans) and when this is done we will have a duck run and pond built, but i am looking for something cheapish to use in the meantime? What would you all recommend?

    Many thanks
     
  2. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    A kiddie pool is all I use. I fill it every morning and Dump it out and refill the next morning. They poop lots in the water so I find it simple to use the kiddie pools. I free range so that is when they use the pool. having it in the pens causes too much mess and flies.
     
  3. quackers619

    quackers619 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    plastic kiddo pool works awesome my ducks love it
     
  4. Lilki

    Lilki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree. Kiddie pool. They have the six foot ones at Walmart, as well as some smaller ones.
     
  5. TinaBeana

    TinaBeana Just Hatched

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    Thank you for reply's. Would something like this be okay for 6 ducks:
    http://argos.scene7.com/is/image/Argos/3650691_R_Z001A_UC1091590?$TMB$&wid=312&hei=312
    Would you recommend i keep this in the pen with them, or outside the pen in the summer. Sadly i will only be able to let them out when im home (and im hoping to be working full time soon) Was going to put in on some paving slabs to keep the area around it less muddy :-/
     
  6. quackers619

    quackers619 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ducks or ducklings?
     
  7. TinaBeana

    TinaBeana Just Hatched

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    Ducks - They are a few months old already.
     
  8. quackers619

    quackers619 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would go bigger for 6
     
  9. Cherib603

    Cherib603 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have four 7 week olds, and they are in a baby pool bigger than those you pictured and they can barely fit. [​IMG]
     
  10. TinaBeana

    TinaBeana Just Hatched

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    Would having both bits provide enough space?
     

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