Somewhere for my ducks to swim

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Somewhere for my ducks to swim

Post by giblet » Sat May 31, 2014 2:04 pm

I have a pink plastic laundry bowl for my three ducks to swim in, but now that they are becoming full size ducks it's far too small for them! Any ideas for creating a swimming hole for them? I'm not sure if I should dig a pond, buy a bathtub or find a kiddie pool. (Anyone know where I can get kiddie pools?) I was going to get one of those massive metal bowls at the market, but I am afraid it will get too hot.
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Re: Somewhere for my ducks to swim

Post by Kung-fu Hillbilly » Sat May 31, 2014 2:10 pm

Do it properly, I say. Dig a nice big pond for them (or pay someone to dig it) line it with heavy plastic or maybe concrete, and make it a great garden feature.
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Re: Somewhere for my ducks to swim

Post by giblet » Sat May 31, 2014 2:17 pm

I've thought about doing that but am worried about mosquitoes.
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Re: Somewhere for my ducks to swim

Post by Milord » Sat May 31, 2014 2:25 pm

A couple of fish will handle the bugs.
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Re: Somewhere for my ducks to swim

Post by StroppyChops » Sat May 31, 2014 3:02 pm

Either way, how about a photo update for the CEO aunts and uncles?
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Re: Somewhere for my ducks to swim

Post by General Mackevili » Sat May 31, 2014 5:17 pm

StroppyChops wrote:Either way, how about a photo update for the CEO aunts and uncles?
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Re: Somewhere for my ducks to swim

Post by giblet » Sat May 31, 2014 7:32 pm

Image

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Re: Somewhere for my ducks to swim

Post by Kung-fu Hillbilly » Sat May 31, 2014 7:38 pm

Names, we want names.
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Re: Somewhere for my ducks to swim

Post by giblet » Sat May 31, 2014 8:28 pm

Even waterfowl deserve anonymity on CEO, don't they?
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Re: Somewhere for my ducks to swim

Post by StroppyChops » Sat May 31, 2014 8:56 pm

giblet wrote:Even waterfowl deserve anonymity on CEO, don't they?
Sure, sure... anonymity. Or gravy, gravy's good too.

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