Bathtub Duck Pond


One thing that often stops people from raising ducks in their backyard is the thought that they need to dig a pond for them. While a duck technically does not need a pond they do need water deep enough so they can bathe themselves in; such as a kiddie pool.

One of the negatives of using a child’s pool is that the water needs to be changed every couple of days and depending on the size can weigh almost 1000 pounds when full. Unless you have a pump you will have to pour the nutrient rich water right where the pool sits. A water source such as the bathtub duck pond in the video above might be a better alternative for you.

Youtube user 50 Ducks In A Hot Tub shows how he re-purposed an old bathtub that was free into a watering hole for his flock. By utilizing local materials he was able to keep his costs down and even incorporates a brilliant drainage system which can help with irrigating your garden.

Another inexpensive method is using landscape timbers and a pond liner; it will cost more than the one in the video but it would be a great centerpiece for your coop. You can see the complete build on at the link below.

Building a pond – step by step

Have fun with your ducks!
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Our family relocated to Maine 17 Years ago to get to a simpler way of life after the birth of our daughter. We decided to document everything we do about six years ago so we could share our projects with people who are also looking to slow down a little. This site developed from that goal of sharing knowledge.