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Discussion in 'Member's "BackYardHerds" Journals' started by Alaskan, Sep 27, 2017.

  1. May 6, 2019
    Daxigait

    Daxigait Loving the herd life

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    That's really neat. Where did you find the stuff on the island and box? I can't ever get anything to stay bird wise at my pond except for the heron that likes to eat.
     
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    Alaskan

    Alaskan True BYH Addict

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    Actually, that was interesting!

    Before when I have looked up bird housing (like swallows) these easy charts pop up with specific dimensions.

    It was NOT easy with the ducks!

    I also thought I remember seeing minimum pond size for different species, couldn't find that either.

    Anyway... I found almost nothing... just that ring necked ducks liked a nest just above reeds or cattails (neither on my pond) or they use a floating nest. :idunno

    So the kids just grabbed a pallet, covered up the holes, stuck a tent like house on it, cut dome holes to sink some pots in...tada.

    I will post a picture of our floating junk pile when it is done. :lol:
     
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    Alaskan

    Alaskan True BYH Addict

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    Ok... with thoughts of broodies in my head...

    Here are pictures of years past:

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    Alaskan

    Alaskan True BYH Addict

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    Here it is! I told them to stick some hay over the house... and then we will float it... if it floats too high, we will have to add a ramp.

    They did a GREAT job!

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    The just placed moss on it, but the just starting to grow grass clumps are in pots.
     
  5. May 6, 2019
    B&B Happy goats

    B&B Happy goats Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    That's really cool, bet the ducks will love it ! Nice job. :highfive:
     
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    Alaskan

    Alaskan True BYH Addict

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    Look at how awesome it looks!

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    B&B Happy goats

    B&B Happy goats Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    You got yourself some good boys momma ! Nice job:thumbsup
     
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    Bruce

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    I hope the ducks take to it!
     
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    Alaskan

    Alaskan True BYH Addict

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    Well..... the ducks came back to the pond after we added "the big new scary thing" but I don't think they have checked it out yet. We did see them swimming right next to it though.

    And here is the beach today..... yeah, I hate the cold...yeah, yeah, I miss the heat.... but LOOK at that gorgeous empty beach with zero people!! :drool

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    B&B Happy goats

    B&B Happy goats Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    Bet that water is really really cold.....:ep
     
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