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New waterfowl pen

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by George in NH, Jul 10, 2007.

  1. George in NH

    George in NH Out Of The Brooder

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    I got tired of the mess the geese and ducks make around the chicken coop so today I got some fence and made them a new area to mess up.

    The new pen area is quite large. It took 400 feet of fencing. It about kills a person to mow this area so I decided to put the geese and ducks to work mowing it.


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    These are the muscovies in the new pen.


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    And these are the geese.

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  2. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    great work and beautiful property! Make sure to take lots of before / after pics so we can see what they do to help keep your mowing down.
     
  3. George in NH

    George in NH Out Of The Brooder

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    I had been letting the geese free range and they have done a good job of keeping the property mowed. I went out and bout a brand new lawn mower five weeks ago; I mowed the day I got the lawn mower and that has been it. The geese are great lawn mowers but there is a problem with them wandering the yard, they leave their calling card every other foot. I couldn't walk anywhere in the yard without stepping in fresh fertilizer. They have another big pen but always thought the grass was greener on the other side. They'd pace back and forth while honking loudly. They also spent a lot of time in one corner of their other pen and had made quite a mess in the corner. I will move them back to their other pen when they have the new pen mowed. I will switch them back and forth during grass growing season.
     
  4. bobbieguyette

    bobbieguyette Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nice pen george![​IMG] I love your muscoveys too!
     
  5. George in NH

    George in NH Out Of The Brooder

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    The muscovies are pretty neat (messy but neat as in cool lol). I had 17 babies hatch last week. There are 8 eggs in the incubator and another muscovy is sitting on ten eggs. Won't be long before I'll be going across the road to fence in the neigbors field (he even has a pond).
     
  6. Omeletta

    Omeletta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! What a neat area you have for them, George! And now you don't have to watch where you are going! [​IMG]
     

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