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What animals will clean up a weed grown over barnyard pasture
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jmp    Posted 07-13-2002 at 16:12:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a small barnyard pasture,about 50 feet by 100 ft and it is overgrown with weeds. What animal would do good in cleaning it up? Chickens,goats,sheep,etc?

Patty Dod    Posted 05-13-2004 at 12:06:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]
What kind of goats did you get? I have some sheep and plan to get goats but
didn't know what kind to get. Thanks

HaySam    Posted 07-14-2002 at 05:56:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]

kraig WY    Posted 07-13-2002 at 19:34:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
If you want to clean all of it out put in pigs. After a while there want be anything of the vegitation. I loan out pigs in the spring for people to clean up their gardens. Lot easier in weeding afterwards too. Ever see any weeds in a pig pen?

Dan G/Soganofla    Posted 07-13-2002 at 18:48:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
If you already have animals, just toss one in and see what he does with it. If not, it certainly isn't warranted to purchase any to clean up such a small area. Just buzz it with your lawn mower, or hire someone to do it.

Spade    Posted 07-13-2002 at 17:39:32       [Reply]  [No Email]

Try round-up.

Tom A    Posted 07-13-2002 at 16:31:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I've got a mix of goats and sheep, and between them they'll clean up most weeds and be looking for more. There's a few weeds I don't think anything will touch--like thistle--but for most of them a couple of goats will do the job and a couple of sheep will do the 'trim work.'

Tom A

Les...fortunate    Posted 07-13-2002 at 17:18:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think Mr. Scythe is the best answer. Tom A is right about the thistles and I haven't seen anything eat burdocks either. Not sure what you've got there. Buttercups is another one that the animals avoid around here.

Bob /Ont.    Posted 07-13-2002 at 17:54:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi all sheep is the answer, they will eat butter cups and no seeds that go through them will live.
Later Bob

F14...I'm with Bob    Posted 07-14-2002 at 03:51:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
I had an area about twice that size, with wild raspberries, alder brush, ferns, you name it. Turned a half-dozen sheep into it, and in a couple or three months, they'd eaten everything, including the bark off the alders. Couple of hours with a chainsaw, and it was cleared and ready be sown to pasture grass.

Wish I'd have taken before and after pictures, it was incredible.

Meanwhile the pygmy goats I bought to put in there spent all their time eating the chicken's pellets and getting out of the fence. Gave 'em to some feller what barbequed 'em....

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