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I clean out my chicken pen with a pitch fork, easy! When I go to try that in the goat stall, the little goat pellets just fall through the straw, unless there's a neat little pile that I can pick up along with the straw. Obviously my pitch fork is no good for cleaning the goat stall, so what do you guys use to pick up/clean up the goat poop? Our barn floor is dirt and bedding is straw, btw.
 

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I actually pickup the straw with my apple picker. Then sweep up the berry with my broom. I use them for fertilizer. I use the broom and dustpan to pick up berries in the outside pen too.
 

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I use a wide broom/brush to push everything into a pile then get it up with a snow shovel to dispose of it. It works great for me :)
 

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I didn't think about getting them into a pile somehow, then scooping them up. I'll try either a broom or a leaf rake. My problem is, before we got,these goats, we added new dirt in the stall, so there's a lot of loose dirt, it's not a packed down dirt floor. Makes it more challenging to gather up the goat poop. I'll just end up getting some of the dirt, I'm sure.
 

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Oh yes! A rake for diet floors. I have wood floors and as I am disabled all my stuff(including my goats) are mini. I got a rake at our local department store that has about a foot wide head and close spaced tines. I love it!
 

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Yesterday I tried the leaf rake, did not work well at all with all the loose dirt on the floor. I ended up using a broom and dustpan, which worked better, but takes a lot of time. I need to go check out this kids rake. This looks like it will work the best, ESP if I can sift the dirt out through the tines and dump mostly goat poop.

Told my hubby I was posting this trying to figure the best way to clean the little goat berries and he said tie a bucket to their rear ends....LOL.
 

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LOL! Being limited physically ,I'm always trying to come up with easy ways of doing everything. My four ND kids don't make much of a mess but that bucket idea may be a winner! LOL! Brings a funny visual anyway.
 

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If you have a seperate spot for your goats for a while, this may work. When we made our new pen last year, it was really dusty from bringing in new dirt. I sprayed it down really good with water for a few days in a row. It was packed nicely then and easier to clean.
 

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I use a broom and pan or a shovel. Depends what's closer. We even use a kitty litter scooper a lot too. The sawdust falls right out, but it's a pain to have to sift it! :/
 

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We have one small stall and we use hay for bedding on a dirt floor. I use a child's rake paired with a child's snow shovel. Works GREAT!
 
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