Monday, 12 January 2015

Beyond Emu Bed Bath


Our winter rains play havoc with emu's natural fence-pacing habits. In some places the birds have dug trenches 8" or more down to the hard pan. Here we are spreading "spaghetti hog fuel" along the fence lines. It is somewhat absorbent and as it fills the holes it makes a sponge surface so that the birds are out of the water.

It's great for the breeder eggs as it keeps them clean whether laid indoors or outside.

Spaghetti hog fuel is made from Douglas Fir trees. It is actually the remains after scaling a fir tree to the shape of a telephone or hydro pole.  The emus were very impressed.


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