Goose barn bedding

Discussion in 'Geese' started by ThiefPouter06, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. ThiefPouter06

    ThiefPouter06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I pen up my geese in a 8ft by 16ft metal pole shed with a dirt floor at night. I have sand and creek pebbles on the floor and it seems to keep it dry. Its on a slope too. Is there any other suggestions to add to the floor mix? Pea gravel?
     
  2. 3dogs

    3dogs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine sleep on straw at night.
     
  3. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    You can't go wrong adding some pea gravel. Anything to facilitate drainage is good.
     
  4. ThiefPouter06

    ThiefPouter06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks all. I put down some straw in the darkside they seem to have picked through it.
     
  5. jojo@rolling acres farm

    [email protected] acres farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use pine shavings in my two barn stalls where the geese spend their nights. It seems to work out pretty well.
     
  6. banter

    banter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use straw because I had goslings and chick eat shavings with bad results-HOWEVER other people have had great luck with geese and shavings.
    The great thing about straw is if you have a veggie garden, the soiled straw makes great mulch. Shavings are better mulch for acid loving plants.
     

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