Pond?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ThePigeonKid, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do my Pekin Ducks need a pond in the winter?
     
  2. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, Mine won't be gettin' one!! I'll be interested to see what people say here. Cuz I'm not sure I can manage one in the winter. (mine are in a kiddie pool)
     
  3. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

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    We just use many kiddie pools for our ducks [​IMG]
     
  4. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    our ducks all have kiddie pools and the black cement mixing pans from lows or HD.
     
  5. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do the kiddie pools freeze? Oh duh, should have looked to see where everybody was from.
     
  6. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay that would be Tx and Fla. LOL!! We get negative temps here in the midwest! I think the kiddie pools would crack after a hard freeze. My duckies will have to muddle through til spring.
     
  7. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They don't need to, but they'd probably appreciate it if you could give them something to swim in every now and then - even if it is just a small pan of water - will let them clean themselves up better and play around a little bit. Dump and repeat another day.
     
  8. stillmecle

    stillmecle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2011
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    This is my first winter with ducks and it gets below zero sometimes here in IA. I use a kiddie pool now but I think I might try a pond heater in mine and see if the pool can take it.
     
  9. DuckyMom

    DuckyMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im in Upstate NY. Ducks always need enough too bathe. My runners only have a single Cement Mixing tray in the winter and always have access to a nice dry place to preen.

    Emily
     
  10. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for all the replies! [​IMG]
     

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