Redneck Duck Pond

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by DuckLady, Sep 23, 2007.

  1. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State


    Please note plywood plank for getting in.
    Carjack to hold up one end. (I got in trouble for that one)
    Pile of rocks holding up the other end.

    Gander with no pride, hopping right in.

    It is now all in place and we added another one farther back on the property.


  2. mdbucks

    mdbucks Cooped Up

    Jul 14, 2007
    EXIT 109 on 95
    Hope you didn't put in those expensive KOY, I would probably put in some feeder goldfish just to see how long they would last though. :eek:
  3. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    We keep intending go get some minnows or something for the ducks to go after, but they get the water so muddy so fast that the minnows would grow to the size of salmon and no one would be the wiser!
  4. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Cute ducky butt. I though I would need a real pond to get ducks...I didn't know I could just rig up a redneck pond. Uh oh, DH is in trouble. Now I want ducks!
  5. bobbieguyette

    bobbieguyette Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2007
    I love your pond:D I have 2 kiddie pools for our ducks and geese and they have a brook to play in too the bratts! at least I dont have to wash the brook out after they are done making mud lol
  6. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

    Mar 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    How do you clean that out? Looks like a good idea! I really need to get something a little deeper for my guys...I would love to see them actually swimming around! LOL
  7. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007
    why not just dig a hhole that suits the pond and put it in there.
  8. WindyOaksYokes

    WindyOaksYokes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 17, 2007
    Central Virginia
    [​IMG] My DH loves it!!!!!!!!!! He was sitting right next to me when I opened the post!!! He smacked me in the arm and said.... "SEEEEE... I don't want to hear another word... I told you those would work!!!" He has been talking about putting in a small pond and waterfall, I asked him if the ducks would get in it LOL... you sure did answer my question!!!!!!!!

    And love the idea of putting feeder fish in it... heck we could just go down to the creek and collect some minnows LOL... I think that would work too...
  9. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    Thanks you guys!
    Chickerdoodle, we have a pond pump with a long hose and we use the duck water to irrigate the garden.

    Southern28, ducks need a bucket, that's about it. If you give them a kiddie pool, they will be happier. If you give them a pond, they will be your slave. (Wait that's wishful thinking. Nevermind. haha)

    But to really get on a ducks good side, get your husband to water them regularly

    Feed them tomatoes on fine linen and china

    Give them internet time

    and let them swim in your tub.

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  10. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    They are gorgeous, i love the china and the duckling in the tub. Thankyou for giving me a happy sight on a MONDAY morning!!!
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2007

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