What to use for duck ponds

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  1. macyspaz19

    macyspaz19 Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't have a kiddy pool and I don't have any thing big because I have a small coop
    And I was wondering can I use a rubber bucket or something like that and if yes how much space does 1 duck need like how many gallons I have I might get 1 duck because I will have 4 chickens with them
     
  2. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    The larger rubber type waterers available at feed and see are plenty for one duck and unlike the kiddie swimming pool, they will not break under heavy use of the pool or even trying to empty it. You want a water source deep enough for them to swim in, easy to empty and clean and one that will last when you try to empty it. The kiddy pools always seem to break for me after a few times of emptying the water! so they end up being more expensive in the long run:)
     
  3. macyspaz19

    macyspaz19 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanku
     
  4. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    Essentially, a duck does not need any water to swim in as long as you provide a water bucket deep enough for them to dunk their entire heads. However, I always liked to prived water to swim in for mine and those rubber dishes worked quite well.
     
  5. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    Hardware stores do have rather durable, big, flat tubs meant for mixing concrete in. They're heavy duty and not very expensive. Much more durable than a kiddie pool, and they provide more volume for duck bathing. They don't NEED a pool as long as they can dunk their heads, but they certainly love using one. Plus, it keeps them clean and sleek.
     

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