Pond Foundation Advice?

ByFaithFarm

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I’ve often read the story about the farmer who created a watertight bottom for his pond by feeding his sheep in that location, until the ground “sealed” up and held water.

We are wanting to create a smallish natural pond for our ducks. I’d like it to be fed by rain that comes off our barn roof and require no pump. I’ve read various articles about making ponds, but most start with a plastic liner, which I’d like to avoid, if possible.

I know there is a delicate balance between pond plants and bacteria, and I’d like to figure that out, as well!

So tell me all the stuff about natural ponds, especially creating a watertight floor.

Thanks!
 

frustratedearthmother

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I'm sorry, I've never heard of using sheep to seal a pond - but I have heard of using pigs. Ya might want to google it and see if any of it fits your needs...
 
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