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Using manure to keep Goats from eating things.  RSS feed

 
Emil Spoerri
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Goats hate to eat their own poop, they avoid anything that even has hint of poop. All you have to do is spread their manure on the leaves a bit and the goats turn up their noses.
Goat pee works too. I wonder if you could make a spray and this would detract goats?
 
Kathleen Sanderson
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It probably would work -- why don't you make some and give it a try, then report back?  I'd love to know if it works, as I have goats.  Most likely it would need to be reapplied frequently, and I wonder how that would affect the plants?

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Probabaly you should do a trial on a small area first.  I have witnessed some serious problems from spraying manure on plants.
 
Emil Spoerri
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Probably best to use the manure of another non ruminant creature, as this will eliminate most chance of infection. However, will pig shit turn them off as much as goat?
 
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