Up to our ankles in goose POOP already! Help!

Discussion in 'Geese' started by M0therGoose, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. M0therGoose

    M0therGoose Out Of The Brooder

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    We live in the city and I have 2 baby goslings running around our backyard - they are only about a month old now and our yard is covered with poop! and its starting to smell and attract flies!! And we can't step out onto our back porch without stepping into poop!! I made the mistake of leaving my shoes out yesterday and they have pooped all over them!!

    IS there any way to manage this mess??? I know i could put up a barrier around the porch to keep them off or hose it down everyday but what about the back yard? I have 4 kids who play back there all the time!! ANY SUGGESTIONS ANYONE???

    We have a very large side yard that is fenced off with a swimming pool and have thought about letting them over there but I am afraid they will jump in the pool! I even thought of rotating them back and forth between the 2 yards but we still have a problem with the pool.

    Suggestions anyone?
     
  2. vkulesh

    vkulesh Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Get a bigger yard. Really there is nothing you can do about it.
    my geese graze a couple acres and their poop is still everywhere.
     
  3. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    I would section off an area of the yard just for them..... and then clean it regularly. It will be easier to manage if it's contained and they don't have free run of the whole yard.


    I wouldnt let them in the area with the pool unless you want a pool full of poop!


    Good luck!

    Nancy
     
  4. M0therGoose

    M0therGoose Out Of The Brooder

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    I have enough yard to make a separate pen BUT how do i go about cleaning the pen? What's the routine I should take? (stupid question, i know).
     
  5. headred

    headred Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And they WILL get bigger and their poop will get bigger. My ducks are 8 weeks old and I have found that just in the last week it seems I have lots more poop too. But, I don't have kids in the backyard so that makes for another issue. I would probably contain them also.

    I will warn you they will also get louder. I am concerned that my pekin is so loud that she will bother the neighbors. Good luck with your poo!
     
  6. headred

    headred Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I keep a pen in my yard to contain my ducks at night (see website, scroll till you see pen :) and I lay down a thin layer of straw. About every 2 or 3 days (would be less with 2) I rake up the straw, lay it on my garden or put in my compost pile (or you could put it in a special trash can) and then start over with a new layer. That seems to gather the poo pretty well.
     
  7. M0therGoose

    M0therGoose Out Of The Brooder

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    oh, ok. Thanks!
     
  8. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

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    My new nick name is poop-on-shoe! Rake that poo up and compost it.
     
  9. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    When I fill my duck's water bucket every day I hit the poop with the hose so it melts away. It really only takes a couple of minutes.

    Now poop on the porch...that is getting on my nerves. We are looking at some fencing for that issue [​IMG]
     
  10. M0therGoose

    M0therGoose Out Of The Brooder

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    Seems like it would make great fertilizer for the grass! Or do they end up just stomping and eating it down to dirt?
     

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