Hi Eveyone! I do not recall if it was on this forum or another but a lady takes her geese/ducks and pens them around her various fruit trees and allows them to play /feed/poop around individual trees. Next day moves her small portable pen and water tub/pool to the next tree to be fertilized. This way she doesnt have to tote buckets of waste water to varying plants.
Post by mountaindweller on Mar 26, 2012 6:09:34 GMT -5
Ducks taste great and is nothing compared to these meager chickens! I find that they prefer a pool with mud to a kiddy pond with plastic underneath. Our setup, which is only partly build will be the following: Sheep shed roof (2 m²) has gutter this runs into rain barrel, in future this will be on a proper stand and have a tap on the bottom and an overflow, which goes to and old bathtub which we still have to organize. This overflow goes to a pond which is yet dug, but I must throw some bentonite in it. I wonder if I can plant this pond or if the ducks will ruin everything. With ducklings you must take care as they can drown, there must be something in the pond for them to climb out. They make a lot of noise and for the burbs muscovies are better, but you must like the look of them.
Ducks will stomp dabble in and demolish everything! We have six and they even ate the insulation off the watering system my husband set up. I adore my ducks but do not think any garden around them will last! We cage in the garden beds in the poultry yard, even then the ducks get under the fence and trash the garden when they find a weak spot and the hens ( chickens) just dig under it! We keep our duck/chicken tractor over areas we want to grow grasses for them to enjoy, move it around so they have fresh stuff for them to pull out and enjoy The tractor was for them to move around the unfenced portions of the yard. That failed, the tractor freaks them out and they wont go in! Neither will my hens, so we use it to grow goos grasses instead. We use kiddy pools for dipping and swimming, but they love the overflow better and dabble in mud.
We have muscovy ducks.They are precious!!We started out with about 10.Every year we have to sell!!Just last week we sold 15 big ones and 10 babies.I still have 10 females sitting too.We love them though!!!
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