Pool Ducks Jul 26 Oh happy day for the ducks! They have a baby pool now! See Pantry Plus today at Farm Bell Recipes. Comments 17 Comments • Comments Feed Log in to Reply Michelle says: Oh so cute! My daughter is BEGGING me for ducks. I dunno, but your pics sure make them look like a lot of fun. On July 26, 2010 at 1:53 am Log in to Reply Barbee' says: Now isn’t that cute! On July 26, 2010 at 6:44 am Log in to Reply Johanna says: Don’t they just love the water! My Indian Runners haven’t quite gotten bold enough to leave the barn yet. They look out the door at my white duck while she swims, so I guess some day they’ll race out and straight into the water. Until then I give them a gallon milk carton with the top cut off, filled with water so they can dunk their heads. Ducks are GREAT fun! On July 26, 2010 at 6:52 am Log in to Reply Northcountrygirl says: I’ve been thinking about some ducks. Can they co-exist with chickens? I have 10 full-grown hens and six slightly-over-a-month old chicks. Is it possible to have ducks without water? No pond in sight here so water would be a problem. They are very cute, though. On July 26, 2010 at 7:15 am Log in to Reply Suzanne McMinn says: Ducks and chickens can live together. The ducks can do all right without a pond as long as they have plenty of water, more than just the drinking water you give chickens. Ducks want to get in their with their bills especially but also their whole bodies. A big tub of water would help, something they can climb into. It doesn’t have to be as big as a baby pool, but they would prefer that. On July 26, 2010 at 8:07 am Log in to Reply Lisa says: Happy Ducks ! On July 26, 2010 at 9:14 am Log in to Reply Sandi says: so cute – makes me wish I had some ducks On July 26, 2010 at 11:11 am Log in to Reply Jodie says: LOL On July 26, 2010 at 12:20 pm Log in to Reply princessvanessa says: Makes me think of the Quack Quack! poem by Dr. Seuss: We have two ducks. One Blue. One Black. And when our blue duck goes “Quack-Quack” Our black duck quickly quack-quacks back. The quacks Blue quacks make her quite a quacker, But Black is a quicker quacker-backer. On July 26, 2010 at 12:37 pm Log in to Reply Meagan says: I did the same for my muscovy ducks. This breed does not need a pond but they do enjoy it. There’s nothing cuter than seeing the baby ducklings taking a swim, but boy did we ever learn how dangerous the pool is for the newborn ducks with their lack of power and the slippy plastic side. We almost lost one twice before we solved the problem via staking up rocks for them to grip onto. Definitely going to add a pond in the future though, I much prefer the ducks to my bantam chickens – more hardy, better mother, much cuter, and they keep the bug population down quite a bit. On July 26, 2010 at 1:48 pm Log in to Reply K says: I’m glad to see that my ducks aren’t the only ones whose water looks like that! I change it and within 30 minutes it’s brown again! On July 27, 2010 at 8:12 am Log in to Reply Ducky says: Ducks won’t DIE without access to a pond, but it IS cruel to keep ducks without providing a proper environment – i.e. a pond or somewhere they can fully submerge and preferably paddle. Ducks in nature will ALWAYS be by water, so if you don’t have water, then you shouldn’t get ducks. On July 27, 2010 at 8:29 am Log in to Reply Deb says: Okay, a silly novice question…. What keeps the ducks from flying away? On July 27, 2010 at 10:42 am Log in to Reply Suzanne McMinn says: Deb, most domesticated ducks can’t fly. Their bodies are too heavy for their wing size. Chickens can fly better than domesticated ducks! On July 27, 2010 at 10:51 am Log in to Reply Deb says: Oh, how interesting! Thanks for filling me in! On July 27, 2010 at 10:53 am Log in to Reply melinda says: I draped the netting you buy to keep birds off your fruit trees over my duck/geese enclosure to keep them put and wild birds from stealing their food and transferring disease. (And yes, mine have a nice big pool to play in and have ducky fun) On July 27, 2010 at 7:58 pm Log in to Reply TracyV says: I use to have Rouen ducks years ago. They are like Mallards but larger. They were cute but they were so mean to one another!! On August 2, 2010 at 2:51 pm Add Your Thoughts Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.