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Is your grass covered in gp poo?

25 replies

Curlybrunette · 09/08/2013 21:22

Hey everyone,

We have 2 gp girlies that live inside but we have a run outside that they go in during the day if the weather's good.

It's not really bothering me but the gp poo all over the grass is driving dh mad. He thinks it's unhygienic to have poo all over the garden. Do you all have poo filled gardens? I'm shocked at how much grass they eat, though really shouldn't be, they week at every rustle they hear, am shocked at what greedy little loves they are. We have to move the run round the garden almost daily cos they've cleared the grass in that area. That also annoys dh, that we have multiple perfect squares of poo-ey, no grass areas all over the lawn. Me...I don't give a toss. We have 2 very happy pigs!!!

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70isaLimitNotaTarget · 09/08/2013 22:21

Raises hand- pooh lawn here too Grin

DD and I moved the boys run today.There was a perfect rectangle of locust-style strimmed grass.
When we brought them in from the garden today, there were tiny GP3 poohs dotted around and a healthy helping of bigger GP1 poohs in thee wicker hut area.

Tell DH it's fertilizer. What is GP pooh but chopped up veg (that's been through twice)

And don't stop to think about the fox pooh/hedgehog pooh/ cat pooh/ bird pooh/ that's on the lawn.

And even after a day eating grass they STILL have room for supper Shock

FernieB · 10/08/2013 13:12

GPs are the same as a 'feed and weed' lawn treatment. Their poop is vegetable based and so not the problem that cat/dog poop is - it rots down as a nice lawn food. Does your DH worry about bird poop on the lawn? It may be unsightly but will be washed into the lawn by rain or crumbled up by the mower. Our lawn is covered in it, bird poop, squirrel poop etc and my lawn looks fab and very lush Grin

thwinka · 10/08/2013 13:49

Another one here with piggy poop on the lawn!! It is a good fertilizer:) He could always put a pair of plastic gloves on and pick them up afterwards!! My boars seem to leave hundreds of the things though, I find it easier to just mow them up with the lawn mower otherwise I would be there all day picking them up!!
I also have a lawn which is very uneven from frequently moving their run around. But it more than makes up for it when I watch them running around on the grass, squeaking in delight whilst munching on the grass!! Wouldn't be without them:)

MimsyBorogroves · 10/08/2013 14:06

When I had piggies my dogs thought they were jelly bean dispensers. We never had a problem with poo anywhere Wink

70isaLimitNotaTarget · 10/08/2013 15:34

I need to get a round pen for my boars and they will create "Corn Circle" stylee bald patches on the lawn.
Then I call call the Essex Enquirer to come round and take photos Grin

Eyesunderarock · 10/08/2013 16:13

I do sweep the grass with a stiff broom once I've moved the run, get most of the poo and stick it in a compost bin.

guineapiglet · 10/08/2013 16:35

Guinea pig poo is awesome manure for flower beds think of all the money you will save on compost! It is so inoffensive, non toxic etc. Makes your lawn ultra green! Instant vitamin pills for dogs!

I had a friend who made her husband pick every bit of rabbit poo up from her garden after her buunies had been out. Every bit. When he got fed up of picking it up poor buunies were no longer allowed outside...and spent all their time in their tiny hutch poor things :(

Wtf? Rabbits and guineas poo. Thats part of the fun :)

FernieB · 10/08/2013 17:07

Piggie raisins and bunny currants are what keeps my lawn green. My neighbour spends a fortune on a specialist lawn company to get their lawn looking as good as mine.

dietcokeandwine · 10/08/2013 21:09

I must admit I am a bit of a fan of having a lush green lawn but don't like the look of guinea poo all over it Blush so like eyes I do a daily poo sweep up once the runs have been moved (my two get very judgey if they are not moved to fresh patches of grass every day Grin) and dump the guinea poo in the compost bin.

Nice clean poo free lawn plus benefit of guinea poo in the compost bin, everyone's a winner Grin

VodIsGod · 10/08/2013 21:15

Mine too!
My 2 boars run around free-range a lot of the time which helps as the poo is less concentrated in a footprint of a run. Although they have their favourite shelter spots and there are lots there!

KRITIQ · 10/08/2013 22:59

Ooh, sweep it up and mix it into the flower beds. I'm sure it's great stuff for the plants, and in a perfect pellet form!

DBoar 1 had his birthday party in the garden this morning, so there's a wee patch of poops out there now. Maybe I should dig them into the soil round the cucumbers I'm growing! :)

bluebump · 10/08/2013 23:05

Poo lawn here too. You can see where the run has been when I move it, a grass free poo infested circle. It all seems to disappear eventually!

70isaLimitNotaTarget · 10/08/2013 23:07

Awww Happy Birthday DBoar1 Grin

Is that blueberries in the bowl?

Myliferocks · 10/08/2013 23:13

We have a combination of GP poo and rabbit poo.
When my Stepdad comes to stay he likes to do my gardening but he hates the fact that I tell him to leave the dandelions alone.
My lawn is pure dandelions and he stands at the conservatory door itching to get out and dig them all up.

KRITIQ · 11/08/2013 00:10

DBoar1 says a gracious thanks! Can't believe he's 4 now - wow.

Yes, blueberries. They're DBoar2's favourites, but I forgot to buy the strawberries! :)

So, few squashed blueberries from the cake mixed with the cavy poo on the lawn to sweep up tomorrow . . .

FernieB · 11/08/2013 07:00

Happy belated birthday DBoar 1! Love the picture - he looks thrilled Grin.

Curlybrunette · 14/08/2013 20:41

Right, I shall accept that pig poo is all part of the fun! Though as I said, I aren't too bothered, it's the husband that is. We're looking after my sister's bun's at the moment too so it's double the fun of moving runs around the grass. I was a bit worried that there might be a problem if they ended up on a spot where each other's poos are but figured in the past gp and buns lived together so it must be ok?

Not sure about lush green grass though...mine just looks rubbish. It has been really dry here though, maybe it just needs a bit of water?

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FernieB · 14/08/2013 21:17

I have a bun and 2 pigs and there are no issues about being on each others patch.

LittleMissNorty · 14/08/2013 21:49

My Labrador loves the leftovers that our 3 go's leave behind Hmm

Tommetipsy · 17/08/2013 17:05

I do a very quick poo pick up and chuck them in the compost or into the veg bed as figure it is all good fertiliser. I sometimes forget and once DD2 picked them up and set out her tea set with pig poo for biscuits...

TheChimpParadox · 17/08/2013 17:23

I used to pick up the poo but then we got a Labrador - I used to be a bit paranoid about the dog not eating it but now she does a great job in cleaning it up and waits eagerly when I am about to move the run to a different part of the garden. Blush Grin

70isaLimitNotaTarget · 17/08/2013 18:11

"pig poo biscuits" Grin

like bourbon biscuits in miniature form... aaaaaah

Curlybrunette · 17/08/2013 19:54

Pig poo biscuits!!! Grin

Ahhh I see what I need to do next...get a dog. I'll have a word with dh, he'll love that idea not gonna happen

I did sweep my grass yesterday, first time ever I've used a dustpan and brush on my lawn, was quite effective. Dh mowed the lawn today and it looks better now.


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Tommetipsy · 17/08/2013 20:47

Bourbons in minature - love it 70. I'm not 100% sure that my feral child didn't sample any of them. I caught her licking a snail once so she has form.

guineapiglet · 17/08/2013 21:15

kritiq love the party photo he is sooooooo gorgeous!
And balloons too!
Lucky little guinea Grin

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