Bokashi - stops stink?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Catalina, Jul 19, 2007.

  1. Catalina

    Catalina Songster

    Jul 19, 2007
    Hi - I was just wondering if anyone used this stuff in their chicken's feed? It stops the chicken poop from smelling too much and breaks down faster (I guess). I have a neighbor with a sensitive nose and I was thinking about getting some, but I thought I'd check with you all (because it's not cheap!) [​IMG]

    This is the advertisment I found:
    "Bokashi - Active
    Chickens are like a 24hr composting system; what they eat one day drops out the next bursting with nitrogen for the undoubted benefit of your vegetable patch. However, the droppings are acidic and over time this acidity can slowly build up, traditionally the way to treat this was to add lime to the soil.
    But now there is a way to neutralise the droppings at source using the catchily named Effective Micro-organisms. The microorganisms are mixed with molasses and bran, allowed to ferment and then dried to produce a stable product. This sweet smelling mix is known as Bokashi and can be fed daily to your chickens at a rate of 5% of the weight of their feed and sprinkled on the dropping tray under the perching bars. Your chickens will love it and just thinking of all those millions of little organisms working away improving the soil has just got to make you feel good too.

    Bokashi 600g"
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Hmmmm, I have never heard of that! Might be worth a try! If you do, let us know!
  3. SandraChick

    SandraChick Songster

    well, never having heard of the stuff, I googled it!

    turns out the only link I could find that mentioned FEEDING it to chickens was the omlet web page.

    Several web pages talked about making your own....and of course one web page talked about not using the recipe with chicken manure for chickens....

    Sounds interesting!
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2007
  4. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    ...keep it clean and dry and it wont smell.

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