Using a Kiddy Wading Pool? Don't Mke the Mistake I Did.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by OldGuy43, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Whoops! MAke

    Our Khaki Campbell's pool is the middle sized one that WalMart sells and is about 10" deep. We've found three dead in the pool in the morning with no obvious signs of trauma. Watching them I noticed that some had trouble getting out of the pool because of the slippery edge. I put two concrete paving stones, 4" thick in where they mostly tried to get out two months ago and had no problems since. My theory is that they would wear themselves out trying to get out and drown. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2013
  2. Megan Amber

    Megan Amber Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2013
    Awww. I am so sorry that happened to you! That is a rough way to learn.
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    Oh, no.
  4. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 19, 2010
    Calvert County MD
    [​IMG] That's so sad!
  5. Haunted55

    Haunted55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2012
    Central Maine
    Oh, I am so sorry.
  6. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

    May 24, 2011
    On, Canada
    How old are they? that is to bad. I have a big pool, heck mine get into the horses water trough... I just put blocks around the outside, of coarse my 'scovies have claws which i suppose can be of help to get out.

    You say they've gotten in/out before though? how incredibly strange. No signs of anything else? is the water ok?
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2013
  7. Apyl

    Apyl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2012
    Necedah, Wi
    Sorry that happened. I use kiddy pools but put flat cement blocks to make stairs while the ducks are little.
  8. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    About a year old this month. Water gets changed frequently, and once I put the blocks in the problem disappeared. I guess I'll just have to wait and see. The cold weather may have had something to do with it. We did have a cooler winter here. [​IMG]
  9. RooRidgeFarm

    RooRidgeFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2013
    What happened to me was exhaustion. I used a kiddie pool and I had one that wanted out and died trying [​IMG]

    It was totally my fault and something I never repeated. The blocks steps should eliminate the problem. So sorry this happened-I know loss is tough.
  10. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ah, vindication. Thank you RooRidgeFarm.[​IMG]

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