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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Animal Care.

In this Badge Bit you will clean out an animal shelter, wash the water container, and check the dry supplement.



Here are some related articles:
 - How to Clean and Disinfect a Chicken Coop
 - Raising Goats, Keeping the Barn Clean
 - How to Clean Pig Houses
 - Diatomaceous Earth: Bug Killer You Can Eat
 - Minerals for Livestock
 - Mineral Supplements for Beef Cattle
 - Minerals in Organic Poultry Production
 - Goats and Minerals: What You Need to Know









To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
  - you must clean a shelter
      - brushing/scraping off dirt and poopies
      - a little DE along the edges and corners to control pests
      - super scrub the water stuff
      - making sure the dry supplements are ample and clean
          - salt
          - kelp meal /minerals
          - calcium (for chickens) (usually oyster shells)
          - baking soda

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must:
 - post a before picture of the shelter
 - post an after picture of the shelter
 - post a before picture of the water container
 - post an after picture of the water container
 - post a before picture of the dry supplements
 - post an after picture of the dry supplements
 - OR a 2 minute video of you doing all of this
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This badge bit was some much needed motivation to tackle the cobwebs in my duck house.

Before/After (SO MANY COBWEBS!)




I also scrubbed the water pail.

Before/After


And I cleaned out and refilled their oyster shell/egg shell containers

Before/After for interior oyster shell


Before/After for exterior oyster/egg shell (action shot of me crushing the egg shells)


And, here's the ducks back in their house. Since some random predator has been coming around recently, and eating them even in their protected yard, they're hanging out in their house all day unless I'm watching them. So, a good cleaning of their house was definitely in order! (The little fenced off area in the bottom right is to protect the mama and her babies who just hatched yesterday. My ducks have a propensity to try to steal each other's babies!)



Cute duckling picture

Staff note (Mike Haasl):

I certify this BB complete!

 
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BB evidence from my goat stall.
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Dirty stall
Dirty stall
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Clean stall
Clean stall
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Dirty water bucket
Dirty water bucket
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Clean water bucket
Clean water bucket
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Almost out of minerals
Almost out of minerals
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Fresh minerals (goat minerals and baking soda)
Fresh minerals (goat minerals and baking soda)
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Dirty bedding piled up
Dirty bedding piled up
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Bedding used as mulch for some raspberries and currants
Bedding used as mulch for some raspberries and currants
Staff note (Nicole Alderman):

I hereby certify that this badge bit is complete!

 
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