Preformed pond for ducks... Can i see your pictures?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Bleenie, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    We currently have about 4 different sizes of preformed ponds behind one of our sheds. I am considering using them for the ducks & ducklings pens but i would love to see pictures of ones that other BYC'ers have set up already.

    I guess my biggest concern is the size & how well it would really work for my ducks. I have mostly Muscovies but do raise a lot of ducklings, muscovy and other breeds. I also have a few pairs of geese too & i know how the geese like to get underwater and swim around like a fish.

    thanks everyone [​IMG]
  2. Hattiegun

    Hattiegun Songster

    see how this has like shelving around the inside.. works good to throw treats on and they
    can stand and preen without getting out of the water... I REALLY LIKE IT>>>>




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  3. That is beautiful!!! If I ever get ducks I will be referring to those pics!
  4. orionburn

    orionburn Songster

    Jul 24, 2008
    South Bend, IN
    [​IMG] Those are some spoiled ducks! That is really awesome. [​IMG]

    I've been wanting to put in a pre-form for our ducks as well. Bit surprised on what they run, though. Think the kids will have to wait until next year. Too busy with new coops right now, and they're happy as can be with the little inflatable pool we put them in.
  5. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    Oohh, i really like that, and it looks easy to clean! My ponds arent that big but i think i could still make it work liek that. do the ducks get in & out okay?
  6. Hattiegun

    Hattiegun Songster

    I have a rock on one of the ledges and then Ive been draping a towel along the edge over the rock so they
    have something to cling onto and crawl out.... mine are calls so they are small,,, but lots of times they fly
  7. Hattiegun

    Hattiegun Songster

    Quote:I actually got this really cheap because it had a hole that my husband was able to patch... I lucked out... [​IMG]
  8. FeatheredObsessions

    FeatheredObsessions Songster

    May 24, 2010
    The whole enclosure is very nice and clean. You have done great, cheap or not [​IMG]
  9. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    The link in my signature has my pond info. Keep your eye out for garage sales and cruise the craigslist posting. You can get the liners for pennies on the dollar. I only paid $50 for mine and it came with a pump.
  10. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    I was thinking of getting a preformed pond or a stock tank. Prices made me rethink the whole thing, plus we are on a well and it will take forever to refill those. So we've decided on kiddie pool. The medium and large size. We've fitted them with a ball valve, which allows us to drain it without breaking our backs. It also preserves the kiddie pools from getting all crumpled up. We've also build small decks for each pool with easy to walk up stairs. I can email building instructions to anyone who wants to build the decks and stairs. It's really easy, promise. So here are some photos:

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