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How to Deal with Goose Poop in the Coop!!

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How do you manage goose poop - in the yard everywhere the rain or my hose takes care of it... but at night in their house on litter it is a mess.  They poop all night long and I am changing their shavings every night and it's getting very tiring!   I change the chickens about every 2 weeks but their poop is much drier and they poop on litter shavings....

What do you do where you put them up at night?  I have a sand barn I put them in a stall and it was a mess the next morning..... I tried to sweep it out but not dry enough.

Any suggestions on how you all manage the goose poop in the coop that happens over night???

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Well, I was going to say sand until I saw where you said that you had a sand barn.  It seems like sand would be "drier" and you could just go in with a poop scoop and scoop it up.  How deep is your sand?

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Stall dry and a rake will work well in the sand to keep up with the mess.


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Shavings are always going to be a mess unless they are on something solid.  If you put down rubber stall mats, the shavings will be easy to scrape out with a flat nose shovel.

I would go with the sand, no shavings.  Let the geese outside in the morning and leave the stall to dry before you rake out the poop. The liquid will soak into the sand and drain off. That means stall cleaning in the afternoon of evening. Not right when you let the geese out.

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Hi  I am a beginner myself but I have my geese in a pen with a wire platform and then an area with straw.  They hang out by the water on the platform almost all the time so a lot of their pooping is done there.  I have a setup so that I can hose out under the platform.  I highly recommend this! The the area with the straw stays cleaner.  I add new straw on top of their poop for about a week the scoop it all out and start over. 
Anyway, if they are only in there at night I like the straw. It is light to remove.

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