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Old 12-08-2009, 04:59 PM   #1
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My goatie girls have a calf hutch on a rubber stall mat to keep them off the floor.

I put shavings on the mat and hay and straw over that for them to bed down into.

I just stripped it all and replaced - but was wondering how often you all did this?



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Old 12-08-2009, 05:01 PM   #2
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in teh summer -- like once a week or once every 2 weeks.

in the winter not at all



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Old 12-08-2009, 05:10 PM   #3
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in teh summer -- like once a week or once every 2 weeks.

in the winter not at all
Are they on the ground or raised in a shed?
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its a dirt floor

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Mine are on wood floors in a raised shed....I leave bedding pile up beginning mid November until January or February then do a major cleanout, after the first of April it's once a week.

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In the winter (December-March) I use the deep litter method--Just let it build up. In the spring and fall I clean atleast once a week and in the summer I keep the floor bare and sweep it pretty much daily. I have a wooden floor.

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I have a barn with a dirt floor. After thaw in the spring, it is stripped completely down to dirt, allowed to dry, put a layer of stall dry down, then a light layer of bedding. I repeat this in the fall - mid October or so but let the bedding stack up till spring. Unless one of my teenagers pisses me off (or anounces that they are bored), then the buck pen might get an extra cleaning as long as it isn't too cold.

I do regularly clean off their sleep benches & scoop up any areas w/a lot of berries conglomerating.

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I use deep litter also. But I am swiping the board teenager idea! LOL

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yeah.... no one dares announce that they are bored around our house ..... and the boys are very careful not to break the rules too much when the buck is in rut.... that's when cleaning the buck/llama pen is really no fun. Thankfully they are all now 18 and older so I can't get in trouble w/child services for "cruel and unusual punishment."

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