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How deep should my pond be for Ducks


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jonty

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Now the better weather has arrived I'd like to start building my pond for the ducks which will arrive in May.
I'm only getting 3 so what size pond do I need and how deep should it be. At the moment thinking of buying a linner and make my own or anyone have other ideas?...Thanks

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they only need enough to dip their heads under to wash their eyes..  if you do decide to go the way of a pond liner pond..  be prepared for the mud bath surrounding it..  they seem to activly "throw" the water out to make mud :shock: ..  i have just got a babies bath on concrete..  stays nice & clean & can be emptied every few days..  
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garywwess said:

they only need enough to dip their heads under to wash their eyes..  if you do decide to go the way of a pond liner pond..  be prepared for the mud bath surrounding it..  they seem to activly "throw" the water out to make mud :shock: ..  i have just got a babies bath on concrete..  stays nice & clean & can be emptied every few days..  
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One thought I had was a kids shell type sandpit  but thought it would be too small.

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That would be fine Jonty.  For most ducks that is more than enough but believe me they are messy little critters.

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WILLOW said:

That would be fine Jonty.  For most ducks that is more than enough but believe me they are messy little critters.

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So just the same as my kids then :lol:

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Shell sandpits are fine jonty this is what i use , they are easy to keep clean , and when the area gets a little messy you can move them .

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I use an old fishpond - fibreglass for my ducks and they enjoy being able to swim & dsubmerge themselves, yes they do throw water all over the place. will be posting re poorly duck - advice please

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my duck sits happly in a washing up bowl.. then washing herself and emptys it .. then in the mudddy puddles she sieved for insects.. very wet and muddy but 1 happy duck

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lol iv used all the above,, kids hard sandpits the best,,good luck :drunk:

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when we had our two ducks they had they're own olypmpic pool measuring 4 ft wide and 18 ft long they loved it!!! sadly not as much as the already established fish pond! Posted Image

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I use 2 big tub trugs as a pond - theyre great.

Can just tip them out and wipe down before refilling :smile:




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