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Old Mar 15th 2015, 09:24 AM   #1
  Apr 2009
  Between shipshy and Indy
In what ways do you clean the feces from your pens?

I would like to get my pens cleaned up before fawning season comes and was wondering if there is a yard vacuum that works well or some other method that others use that works good.
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Old Mar 15th 2015, 11:06 AM   #2
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  Apr 2009
  Northeast Wisconsin

Cervid: Deer Farming

We try to rotate our deer so fawns aren't in the same pens year after year.* Also, we limed the pens last spring.* That should kill any bacteria etc.
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Old Mar 15th 2015, 11:10 AM   #3
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  May 2009
  Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Cervid: Whitetail Deer
I burn them off. Then lime .. discing it under once a year also
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Old Mar 15th 2015, 05:15 PM   #4
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  May 2009
  St. Ignace, Northern Michigan

Cervid: deer breeder

Started with* a new pen last* spring that was always mowed every year before adding* deer. They kept the grass nice and short but the poop was not a nice sight* so I came up with a idea to clean the pen. The deer were used to my mowing tractor outside the pen so I went in with a lawn sweeper attached and it picked up good* and it didn't spook the deer. When the sweeper got 3/4 full I took it ouside and dumped it in a small dump trailer. I would have to do it* every week. Usually 2 or 3 loads would clean for the week. I would spray with permenathin to kill any fly eggs and then dump on a compost pile..I would then follow up with lime. Takes about a hour per pen.
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Old Mar 16th 2015, 03:38 PM   #5
  Oct 2012

NICE...i was going to borrow a lawn sweeper to try it. Now i'll just buy one
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Old Mar 17th 2015, 07:57 AM   #6
  Apr 2009
  Between shipshy and Indy

*I will try the yard sweeper. I do keep most of the areas in my pens mowed so it should work out fine. I also believe in the liming and keeping grass short to keep bacteria from getting out of control.

Although i am reluctant on turning the soil and bringing new bacteria to the surface.

Thanks for you ideas.
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Old Nov 2nd 2021, 03:57 AM   #7
  Oct 2021
My problem is different. Birds haha shit on my window, sometimes I don't know how to clean it all. We have domestic birds, they fly in the garden, but they have a bad habit of shitting on the window. Oh, those pets.
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