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Ret....about the poop factor...
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Cindi    Posted 02-18-2004 at 03:03:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
You'd think we would be standing knee deep in it wouldn't you? But for some reason, the more poop you have, the less you see, due to a peculiar little farm formula.

The pigs graze. What they don't eat in grass they make up for in corn based feed. Between the chickens and the ducks and the cow birds, their waste doesn't even have time to stop steaming before it's been scratched through and scattered and left to dry into powder in the sun. The pigs clean up after the dogs and the dogs will on occasion clean up after the pigs.

Having everybody on dry feed helps a lot. What starts out dry tends to return to the same consistency after processing. The chickens also clean up after the goats. The only thing that doesn't get cleaned up after is the chickens, but since they free range they tend to scatter their offerings over a large area. It's really not so bad. Except during rainy season. Then it gets a tad fragrant around here.


KellyGa    Posted 02-18-2004 at 07:40:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Wish all the poop around here would go away like that! LOL! Tip goes in the back corners of the yard, in the bushes and pinestraw, so thats easy, no cleanup there. BUT..then theres the nasty cat box. I guess thats the worst, and the tray that has to be scrubbed under the lizard when she goes, which is cleaned immediately! Collards going in smells the same, except like old collards coming out, wheweeee! Bird poo doesn't stink, but the bottom of cages has to stay clean, then there's the new experience of chicks, I go in and clean out the brooder every day. Lay down newspaper, put down timothy hay over that, switch the chicks out, got two brooders, so I can just alternate. Out of all this, I hate the cat box the most! Yuck!


Jf    Posted 02-18-2004 at 05:49:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
reminds me of the politicians in KY


Lazy Al    Posted 02-18-2004 at 04:52:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
In the winter it does get a little deep around here but in the summer actually the insects to a great job of breaking it down.
I hate flies but they sure do a job on the all the crap .
Al


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