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

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

  1. lorihadams

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    Okay, I have to ask.....do they go down the slide??? [​IMG]
     
  2. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    They do!!! Well, not all of them. They sometimes also jump into the middle of the pool. The male loves to sit on top and play big man of the pool. Really funny.
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    King duck.
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    Just used the slide.
    We mainly bought the large one so they can dive, never thought they would use the slide. Surprise Surprise it was.
    The good part is the kiddie pools are cheap and they fill up relatively fast with a water hose. The key is to put the ball valve in, that way the pools don't crack from lifting over and over.
     
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  3. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    If I were to get a really shallow one would it work as extra water for chickens and rabbits?
     
  4. ~*Sweet Cheeks*~

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    Where did you get the ball valve and how did you put it in? Any glue or poxy or tape around the threads? Do you have to have a kiddy pool that is thick?

    I bought a cheapy $9.00 pool at KMart that's not very thick and not sure how putting a hole in it would hold up.

    I have a HUGE metal stock tank I bought to brood my chickens in that is no longer being used and I was thinking of placing on Craigslist to trade for a smaller shallow one with plug to use for the ducks.
     
  5. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    I'm using the cheap pools from walmart. The parts are available at home depot. The hole I cut with a small utility knife (around $1.50).

    [​IMG] 3/4" x 1" PVC Male Adapter @ $0.77
    [​IMG] 3/4" Threated PVC Ball Valve @ $3.17
    [​IMG]Two #11 O-Rings (3/4") @ 1.97 for 10 pieces

    All pieces are available at Home Depot or other hardware store. Make sure to cut your hole as tight as possible. Put the Male Adapter with an o-ring inside of the pool, add another o-ring outside and screw on the ball valve. No glue needed. Really simple.
    You can also buy a hose adapter, which you can screw into the outer part of the ball valve. This enables you to connect a garden hose to it, so you can have the dirty water discharge anywhere in the garden.
    [​IMG] 3/4 In. x 3/4 In. MPT x MHT (Male Hose Thread) PVC Hose Thread Adapter @ $0.99

    The prices given are from Home Depot. They do not include sales taxes. Take this list with you to the hardware store and have someone help you. Make sure they all screw together before you leave.
     
  6. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    ~*Sweet Cheeks*~ :

    I have a HUGE metal stock tank I bought to brood my chickens in that is no longer being used and I was thinking of placing on Craigslist to trade for a smaller shallow one with plug to use for the ducks.

    How big is the stock tank? Any pictures? I may be interested in buying it from you. We are in southern Oregon, but we will be in Puyallup first weekend in October.​
     
  7. ~*Sweet Cheeks*~

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    Quote:How big is the stock tank? Any pictures? I may be interested in buying it from you. We are in southern Oregon, but we will be in Puyallup first weekend in October.

    160 some gallons - I think. I'll need to look at the label that's on the tank.

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    Turned it on it's side resting on horse buckets with cat litter boxes for nest boxes before I bought a 6 in 1 real nest boxes
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  8. ~*Sweet Cheeks*~

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    Quote:Thank you so much for that info. Very helpful.
     
  9. chickensioux

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    Travis A. Pompadore in the kiddie pool. We use these and when they wear out, like this one did, we just buy a new one. I always purchase 2 at the beginning of the spring so I have a spare. Eventually when it's cold out, one will crack and I need the spare.
     
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2010
  10. ~*Sweet Cheeks*~

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    Quote:Travis is SO CUTE!!!!! Looks like he gives 2 flippers up for such a nice pool. Does he have a mate or buddy?
     

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