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Becky

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My 3 weaned foals ages 5- 6 months poop in the stock tank they share with another pen!!!!
After cleaning it out 3 times in one week, I moved it over to the next pen and gave the weanlings 2 buckets attached high on the fence.

Today, somebody had backed up to the fence where the stock tank is and pooped in it through the fence!!!!! I cleaned it again and moved it further away. I'm not enjoying this!!!


How can I get them to stop using that corner as their toilet area as I really need the tank back between the two pens?????
 

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The little stinkers! (sorry Becky!)

I've had one or two poop in a feed bucket but not go in the water on purpose so many times. I wonder why they do that? Is it the splash? Can you move the babies away from the tank in another pen? Hot wire?

More added work for you.
 

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Robin,

They seemed to have decided that corner is where they are going to go and it doesn't matter what else is there! Never had this problem before they were weaned!!
 

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Could it be that only one is the instigator and the others follow my leader? Is it possible to split them up for a few days and break the habit? Silly little babies!

Marsha
 

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Merry Beth poops in her water bucket several times a week. Lucky lucky me.

I have moved her water bucket to the other corners but she still poops in it no matter where I moved it to.

I hung it up higher, lower and set it on the ground. Still, I have floating craters bobbing up and down in it. Lucious. Feel my joy.

Finally I put up a sign in her stall to remind her not to poop in her water.

Here's your sign:

[SIZE=14pt]NO POOPING ALLOWED[/SIZE]

IN WATER TROFF

That should do it.
 

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Thanks, Marty! I'll hang that on the fence. I'm sure it will work!


Actaully, Marsha, you might have the best idea. I may try to separate them for a few days and see if that will stop it.
 

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What about putting some poop in another corner? See if that will lure them to go there!


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Watering containers(buckets,tanks etc) are usually ideal rubbing things, and that is why they are positioned to poop into the water. Place a log or immovable rail in front so they can still reach the water but cannot back too close to the buckets.
 
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