Show me those duck pools/ponds!!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mamaof2wi, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. mamaof2wi

    mamaof2wi Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 11, 2016
    West Central Wisconsin
    Please show me your duck pool/pond. I have a heavy duty tub that is about 2 feet high by 3 feet wide. I am trying to decide if I want to dig it in ground or build something around it with a ramp. Would love to see what others have.
  2. cayugaducklady

    cayugaducklady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2015
    New England USA
    I use a ramp. My hens love it. They sun on it every day. The boss hen uses it to call morning reveille to get the other hens up. They also use it to spy on us in the kitchen. There's about a 60 ft height difference but there's direct line of sight from the windows over the sink to the pond & ramp.

    I've got a 70 gallon , not wide or long tub and a 50 gallon short and long tub. I used a ramp with both.

    Digging in isnt an option for us right now because we'd need to rework the pen dimensions to accommodate the buried pond & sloped mound.

    In more northern climates buried ponds are used to keep the water from freezing. This is the main reason I want to bury a pond tub.
  3. Duck Drover

    Duck Drover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2013
    We also have a ramp going up to a deck built around a 100 gallon horse trough. I have wanted a bigger pond but it would require filtration and we do regular water changes because we use the water for fertilizer. We fenced around our deck to keep them from jumping off the edge and we used privacy slats in the chain link fencing to give them some shade and keep ducklings from falling through. We keep the water level to the top so the ducks can dive and get out of the water easily but we may need a small ramp inside the pond for the hatchlings to get out since they are too small to get out as easily.

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