Reeds and rushes

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kathateria, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. kathateria

    kathateria Out Of The Brooder

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    My hubby made me a pond,and I want some duck proof aquatic plants. Is this a pipe dream,or would reeds and rushes survive a duck invasion?
     
  2. attimus

    attimus Chillin' With My Peeps

    I recently concreted a pond and have been mulling over the idea of plants inside and out. It seems to me from how the ducks respond to things. Anything small enough to eat, they will eat. So I'm thinking, large established plants that are big enough to withstand the onslaught of a few ducks, I have 10 with a broody less than two weeks out. I feel like I'm going to buy alot of plants they'll destroy before I find the right ones. Will be starting with shrubs of some sort on the exterior, in due time of course, alot of projects currently.

    Attimus
     
  3. kathateria

    kathateria Out Of The Brooder

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    It's a big undertaking.I don't want to waste my time and money,on expensive duck food!
     
  4. attimus

    attimus Chillin' With My Peeps

    have you tried asking on the duck thread as well. Alot of people have successfully integrated ducks into their amazing looking koi ponds. You could also try putting things in cages to give time to get established.
     
  5. kathateria

    kathateria Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a little frog pond,they can always go in there for a while [​IMG]
    No ducks allowed!
     
  6. kathateria

    kathateria Out Of The Brooder

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    Maybe moderator could move this to duck thread? I've had problems with it!
     
  7. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah ducks will probably eat anything so be careful and also be careful not to get anything that would harm them.
     
  8. Buck Oakes

    Buck Oakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Is the pond closed in or is it out in the open?
     
  9. Buck Oakes

    Buck Oakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    What kind of ducks are you thinking of getting?
     
  10. kathateria

    kathateria Out Of The Brooder

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    It's in the open,and I have 3 Campbell ducks[​IMG]
    I've got some reeds and rushes,from a friend, in a few weeks. They will be well established,so let's see....
     

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