Post your wood/mandarin duck enclosures!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by 1lpoock, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

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    I know there is already a thread like this, but I'm sure the aviaries have changed and it seems that a lot more people have gotten into these ornamental ducks!
     
  2. cawooduck

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    The pen:[​IMG]

    The pond:[​IMG]

    Some of the flock:[​IMG]
     
  3. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    cawooduck that is awesome. Question... do you have a filter on their pond? If not, what are your plans for cleaning it out and so forth.
     
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  4. cawooduck

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    Quote:Cetawin, thank you for the praise.

    I do not have a filter system for my pond, but i installed a drain on one end that is piped outside the pen to my garden, so the water is recycled. I drain and hose down the pond about every 4 days and scrub the complete pond about every 8 days to remove algea, which is my biggest pain in the butt. I would like to add a shade structure above the pond to slow down the algea growth, but i like watching the ducks fly around then land in the water, and the structure would prevent that. Plus where i live it gets really windy, so shade cloth is out of the question because it would get ripped off or act like a big sail and take my pen away!!!
     
  5. BackSwampGirl

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    Please tell me where you got your wood ducks from,and the mandarin ducks.I want soem so bad.I have been trying for along long ,time and have had no luck.Thanks so much
     
  6. waibel zoo

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    Quote:Cetawin, thank you for the praise.

    I do not have a filter system for my pond, but i installed a drain on one end that is piped outside the pen to my garden, so the water is recycled. I drain and hose down the pond about every 4 days and scrub the complete pond about every 8 days to remove algea, which is my biggest pain in the butt. I would like to add a shade structure above the pond to slow down the algea growth, but i like watching the ducks fly around then land in the water, and the structure would prevent that. Plus where i live it gets really windy, so shade cloth is out of the question because it would get ripped off or act like a big sail and take my pen away!!!

    What about just getting some algea eating fish?
     
  7. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

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    Is that just heavy duty nylon netting??
     
  8. Cetawin

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    Quote:Cetawin, thank you for the praise.

    I do not have a filter system for my pond, but i installed a drain on one end that is piped outside the pen to my garden, so the water is recycled. I drain and hose down the pond about every 4 days and scrub the complete pond about every 8 days to remove algea, which is my biggest pain in the butt. I would like to add a shade structure above the pond to slow down the algea growth, but i like watching the ducks fly around then land in the water, and the structure would prevent that. Plus where i live it gets really windy, so shade cloth is out of the question because it would get ripped off or act like a big sail and take my pen away!!!

    What about just getting some algea eating fish?

    The ducks will eat them. hahahaha

    Thanks for the response cawooduck. Oh my that must be a pain to do a full clean down weekly..that looks to be a huge pond...
     
  9. cawooduck

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    Quote:Backswampgirl,

    I got the mandarins from New York and here in California so i could avoid any inbreeding, and i did the same with the wood ducks as they are from New York, Montana and here in California. I currently have a few babies left: 3 wood duck babies, 2 mandarin babies and 3 ring teal babies. I am going to sell those along with two adult pairs of ring teal and an adult pair of wood ducks.
     
  10. cawooduck

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    Quote:I actually thought about that, but i dont know how they would cope with unoxygenated water that is contaminated with duck poop. Plus its in the wide open, so i dont know how they would deal with the direct sun, especially on 100 degree days. I dont have much knowledge on fish, so i dont have answers for any of my questions yet!!
     

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