Nicole Alderman wrote:Here's the link to Elle Sagenev's waterfeeder, for anyone who was curious like me http://peacockorchard.com/2015/03/12/my-poultry-in-winter/
By the way, Elle, I really like your playground ideas. I had fun sifting through them for inspiration for a playground for our almost-two year old son.
Meryt Helmer wrote:when I have the money I plan to set up a duckponics system so the water is always clean and fresh and used to grow duck food by filtering it through plants. right now I give my ducks fresh water daily in big shallow buckets and then I take their mucky water and give it to plants that thrive off the dirty duck water. I have tried various watering methods that prevent them from getting in the water but they seem to be so much happier and healthier when they are able to bath daily and cover their entire heads in water as needed when eating. I also only have 9 ducks which makes this all a lot easier than if I had a lot of ducks and we consider our ducks to first be pets so are happy to do extra work (plus my plants that get the water are so happy!) and spend extra money on them.
Meryt Helmer wrote:I have spent time looking at all the duckponic set ups on the backyard chicken site. elle sagenev why didn't your system end up working? where my ducks are it is tricky to have electricity to run a pump so it will take time for me to save up enough money to pay for some sort of solar and battery powered pump.