The goat barn was last used by about 30 ducklings and goslings. I ordered some Blue Swedish ducklings, Pekin ducklings and Swedish goslings from Berg Hatchery. They were in the livestock trough for a long time, then graduated to the barn, but they spent their days outside in the aisle. Then they were big enough to free range during the day, but I herded them back to the barn for the night. Then they graduated to the main yard. There are several coops there for them to take shelter in, however; ducks and geese tend to sleep outside in the open.
Tomorrow the last barn, the small cow barn, now being used by the goats and sheep for the summer, will be cleaned. The goat barn and sheep barn will remain empty and unused to air them out. The sheep had keds and were treated with pour on Ivermectin which knocked them right out. When they were sheared there was no sign of keds at all. Still, the barn cleaning and the remaining time empty will reduce the chances of any surviving keds in the hay. The chickens will scratch through anything left in the barns and remove worm eggs and other tasty treats, if you are a chicken, that is.
Travis helped with the sheep barn, which was really nice. Cleaning the barn is hard work. I am glad it is done and thankful for the help. Whew!