chicken manure compost tea

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jc mac, Jan 29, 2016.

  1. jc mac

    jc mac Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 30, 2015
    I have a 30 gallon barrel with a spigot which I would use to make a maure tea, does anyone know what the ratio would be, of course I would put the manure/compost in a cloth.
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Shazam Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    No clue what the ratio would be, but I keep a kiddie pool for my ducks in the summer, they poop in there, I use this water on my plants and they grow like crazy without any sign of burning, so in my thirty gallons there's about two days worth of eight ducks poop.
  3. potato chip

    potato chip lunch-sharer

    You can use as much poo as you like - you can dilute the "tea" as much as you want to.
  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    There's no set ratio that I'm aware of.

    Most people I know go by eye and estimate the amount.
    Here is one of the "recipes" at I use.
    In a black 55 gallon drum I suspend about 5 pounds manure in a mesh sack or two (the 5 gallon paint straining sacks work great for this),
    I then start filling the drum up with water, once the drum is about a 1/4 of the way full I add 12 ounces each of molasses, liquid kelp, and fish emulsion.
    I then fill the drum up until the water is about 6 inches from the rim, add a aerator (like ones used in a aquarium), plug the aerator in, cover the drum with a lid and let work for about two days...

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