Will this pond idea work?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Mccluckers, Nov 19, 2014.

  1. Mccluckers

    Mccluckers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi guys

    So I have two call ducklings and we have a natural stream in our field and I have widned it at a poin to it is 1 ft deep 5ft Long and 4 ft wide the water comes down from the hill and the it runs away some where else will the flow of water be enough too clean it?

    Thanks
     
  2. Mccluckers

    Mccluckers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I forgot to say I runs quite slowly when we have had no rain for a couple days.
     
  3. farmeristas

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    am actually thinking of do something similar i have a river passing next to my property am thinking to make a canal to get water going through it!!! not sure though i will start working on it in 60 days :D and yes flowing water usualy remains clean as crystalbut i would sugest in the banks to put rocks so they dont make it muddy walking in or out!
     
  4. Mccluckers

    Mccluckers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes that's what I have done With the rocks just didn't know if would be clean as it runs really quite slowly.
     
  5. farmeristas

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    try to balance the size and the flow try covering all the botm if is possible with rocks or pea gravel so they dont scratch the botom(i know its a lot of work)!!!.Anyway as i said sometimes i use the river to water the edible grapes and by experience even with slow flowing the mud and the dirt are traveling, i can tell you that as am diging a fresh
    canal in clay ground 20cmx20cm with very very slow flowing after 10 mins maximum 15 its getting crystal clear i would say you can drink [​IMG]
     
  6. farmeristas

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    sorry for my english am to tired after work !!!!!
     
  7. Mccluckers

    Mccluckers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thank you how do I cover the bottom?
     
  8. farmeristas

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    well you could lay some pea gravel or just simple stones doesnt matter !!!
     
  9. Mccluckers

    Mccluckers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will normal gravel work?
     
  10. Mccluckers

    Mccluckers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know?
     

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