Sunday 20 February 2022

Starting to demolish the duck run


Yesterday we made a start with demolishing the old duck run. The roofing net was removed and we also drained the pond. All that is left in the pond now is the silt (see below). The initial plan was to build a new duck run on the same footprint as the old one but we are considering building a bigger one instead. If, as is likely, DEFRA each winter orders a poultry lockdown because of avian flu, it is better for the ducks to have the extra space.

The pond will need to be fully cleaned out before we start building the new run. The silt is destined for the rhubarb beds. It will be an excellent fertiliser.

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