Does anyone have any clever ideas about keeping duck ponds from freezing in these conditions. We have 1 duck pond that just seems to hold water but very litle ever seems to run into it (but some does flow out, always baffled me) so very litle flowing water if any.
Over the past few years i've had a few random ideas to try and keep the water moving a bit althou most have involved the wind which tends to be non existant in frost/high pressure and nothing that i'd really expect to work.
My lates tbrain wave/fart i think will work but may well scare the duck off. We have the odd fallow on the estate i was thinking off either placing a salt lick or trough a couple of feet out into the shallow water so the deer would come in a disturb the water keeping it open, but would they also scare any feeding duck off, it's purely a flight pond so duck tend only to sit on over nite. The salt lick would probably be near the shallow area where i feed the ducks to.
Anyone got any better ideas? Or think this might work