Pond barrier

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Willowmina, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. Willowmina

    Willowmina Out Of The Brooder

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    We've just purchased a home that came with a 100'pond and 3 spoiled ducks. Can anyone suggest a way that I can keep the ducks on only one half of the pond. They have free range of 3 acres and I'd like to limit their access. A fence is easy enough on land but I'm stumped on how to divide the pond. It's about 6-8'deep, and 100' long with a 45' bridge that spans the width.
     
  2. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could you use a roll coated garden fence to split the pond at the bridge?
     
  3. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Can said ducks fly? If so a fence isn't going to stop them even if you construct it... Also many ducks have no problem swimming under water, so any fence across water is going to have to also have to be under water, but with that you increase the risk of injury or drowning, not only in ducks but other critters that might be in the pond, even fish...
     
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  4. Willowmina

    Willowmina Out Of The Brooder

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    That's the problem I'm facing. So...I'm in need of a solution. I've racked my tiny brain trying to come up with a way that won't tangle them up.
     
  5. Willowmina

    Willowmina Out Of The Brooder

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    Sory, it's the swimming part. The fence and flying aren't an issue.
     
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  7. Willowmina

    Willowmina Out Of The Brooder

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    I think they will get caught up in it.
     
  8. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    The only practical solution is to re-home, re-locate or confine the ducks, I doubt you will find a barrier that stops them less full containment...
     
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