Cleaning Out Your Sheep’s Stalls
If you have sheep, it’s probably quite a task to clean out their stalls. Their poop can be incredibly messy and getting the sheep to go away long enough, especially if it’s warm outside, can be a task and of itself. So, what’s the best way for you to care for your sheep and clean out their stalls?
Cleaning out sheep stalls is relatively quick compared to cleaning out horse and cow stalls. Many times, you only have separate stalls for your rams and then another stall for your ewes and lambs. That means that you don’t have to deal with the time and energy to clean out every individual stall; there are just two to deal with. Make sure that, when you try to do this, the sheep are out to pasture.
First, use a rake and a shovel to get rid of any old food, straw, bedding, and whatever else may be in your sheep’s stalls. If you’re just doing a routine cleaning, you only need to get rid of any of this that has manure or urine on it; otherwise, clean out the whole entire thing. Scrape it out as best you can so you can, essentially, start from scratch.
At this point, lay a deodorizer at the bottom of the sheep stall, under where you will put the bedding initially. Baking soda works, but farm supply stores will have other options that you can use as well. Then, lay out the appropriate amount of bedding, and you’re done. It’s a simple process that doesn’t even involve any water (some sheep farmers may hose out their stalls once a year in the summer; this is optional though).