Originally Posted by Roadyy
Good luck with the grass growing on your property. Is it possible to treat your friends property for ticks? Do you have access to fowl there like chickens and Guineas to eradicate the ticks and fleas? Between our ducks, chickens and geese we have not had any issues with fleas or ticks even with all the tall grass and weeds from all the rain as well as lack of mower. I'm borrowing my old Snapper ride on mower from the church tomorrow. I donated it to them when I got the Scott's( John Deere) one that was much bigger.
Chickens is a good idea, would need a few of them. The paddock is a roadside paddock and a roadside gate We keep it chained so as to discourage those that want things for free.
Rick, no spray for ticks and one of the problems is the grass was a little high so the horses are easely infected. We want rain which washes off any lotion I put on the horse to discourage the ticks. All this because we are having bad growing conditions at my place.
Our lifestyle block is only 5 acres but had good feed growth. I had two steers 9 sheep plus Savannah my first horse. We got rid of one of the steers and added Patches to the mix and the sheep numbers dwindled down to 5 in the winter with the lambs from that 5 going into the freezer. In the summer had to top the paddocks to keep the grass length down. Small acreage but high grass yeld.
Now after so many years of summer drought conditions I can hardly feed one horse and 3 sheep. I should be able to feed 2 horses at the least and have to top. Grass growth in this reagon was around a 15 day turnaround now its months. The world she is changing.
Can't use the chickens we would need an awful lot and its not my property. But I am going to put the idea forward