Wild Ducks Home at Last, Pic Heavy

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by tonini3059, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. tonini3059

    tonini3059 [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Luv

    Nov 6, 2008
    Southwestern PA
    After a long winter the wild duck pen that I made last year fell into a state of disrepair. Fist off I lost several ducks to a mink last fall so I moved all the birds into the brooder coop for the winter. All the Freezing and subsequent thawing shifted the rocks around the perimeter and weakened the darn. Then with the heavy rains we had mixed with the melting snow caused a rapid rise in water level. This picked up straw that I had placed around the pond and carried it to the drainage pipe clogging it. So the water crested the darn and eroded nearly all of it. So the last few weeks have been I have been working on replacing the rocks, extending and fortifying the darn, making nest boxes and placing smaller size wire under the water where I believe the mink got in. This last part involved working under water that was just about freezing. The first five minutes were difficult, but after my hands went numb it wasn't so bad. Oh the things we do for love. Sorry for the loquacious introduction, but I just wanted to give the whole story. Enjoy the pictures.
  2. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI
    They all look so happy. What a lot of stuff you had to sort out! It sure looks nice now! [​IMG]
  3. Captain Carrot

    Captain Carrot Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 25, 2011
    beautiful ducks you have there. And a fantastic enclosure too.
  4. tonini3059

    tonini3059 [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Luv

    Nov 6, 2008
    Southwestern PA
    Thanks, it was alot of work, but I am happy with how it turned out and the wife has her wild ducks, so it worked out well all around.
  5. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

    Oct 7, 2010
    Central, Illinois
    Beautiful Ducks! If I'm not mistaken I think I see a white call duck.
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

    Oct 3, 2009
    Western N.C.
    it's beautiful, the ducks, the setup makes me [​IMG] [​IMG]
  7. tonini3059

    tonini3059 [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Luv

    Nov 6, 2008
    Southwestern PA
    Yeah, I hate to say it but the white call duck and the black duck were "bait." I had a mink problem last year and put them in before I put my wild ones in to see if I secured the pen well enough to keep them safe.

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