FARM LIFE: How to construct a simple duck pond using 50 bricks and plastic sheeting only, no cement!


How to construct a very simple and cheap duck pond using 50 bricks and plastic sheeting only

Muscovy ducks are a large breed of waterfowl. With their bright red face mask, they stand out from other domesticated ducks almost immediately. Muscovy ducks are large, goose-like ducks with highly variable plumage.

Muscovy are genetically different from other ducks you may choose for your homestead. All other domestic ducks descend from the mallard, but Muscovy do not. They are thought to be South American in origin and may be more closely related to geese. They don’t swim nearly as much as ducks and instead choose spend more time in trees. Whereas other ducks quack, Muscovy hiss.

Because they swim less than their mallard-descended counterparts, they do not have the same kind of insulating feathers. Muscovy ducks don’t require a pond, just water deep enough to keep their nostrils clean is enough for them to live healthy.

All along my ducks have been living without a pond, I would only provide them with a 5-litre ice cream container, then fill it with water so that the ducks can drink clean water and also dip their heads in the water whenever they need to. However, I have decided to bless the ducks with a small temporary pond. It's temporary in the sense that if ever I decide to remove the pond and do something else, it won't take me more than 10 minutes to complete the task. I want something that's not going to drain my pockets. In fact, I have $0 dollar budget and I want to use readily available materials. So in this case I will need a black plastic sheeting sheeting. Any colour can do, it's just that I have a small remaining piece of a black plastic sheeting. I will also need some bricks, a bucket or a hose pipe.

I don't know the exact size or dimensions of this specific duck pond that I'm about to construct, as a matter of fact, it's the size of the plastic sheeting that I have that will determine the length and width of the pond. The height is about 23cm since I will use 2 courses of bricks whose thickness is 11.5cm or 115mm.

When the water gets dirty, probably after 2 or 3 days, I will use an old piece of hose pipe to syphon the dirty water out of the pond, then add fresh water. I hope and believe you will learn one or two things out of this video. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me using the comments section below. Also remember to like, and share the video as well as to subscribe to my channel, best farming tips, so that when I upload a new video, you get notified, since I upload new videos every week.