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Old 05-20-2008, 12:29 PM
Yllaria is offline
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What's the best animal lawn mower?

It's sad to be motivated by laziness. I occasionally find myself wondering if it would be easier to have, say a small goat to eat the grass in the back yard. A friend recommended a few chickens in a movable pen. Someone mentioned that a turtle will also reduce the lawn. I'm not seeing the turtle as keeping up with the growth, though.

What do you guys think? Is there another animal that would make a good captive lawn mower?

I realize that a living being would have needs. There would be the expense and routine of feeding, watering, cleaning, etc. And there would be vet bills. Fortunately, I am motivated by laziness and am therefore unlikely to act on any conclusions reached by this thread.

But it sure is nice to contemplate. Someone once told me that sheep manure was a perfect fertilizer. I'm not at all sure that they weren't full of it, but obviously manure quality should be a factor.

Any suggestions? It can be practical or exotic.


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