Chicken Manure TEA

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by tackyrama, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. tackyrama

    tackyrama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found an article about composting on another poultry site. It has directions for making chicken manure "tea". Here it is below. Has anyone tried this?

    You can also try making "tea". Chicken manure fertilizer tea; sounds delicious, eh? To make fertilizer tea, scoop the chicken manure into a burlap bag. Then, throw a rock into the bag to weigh it down and place the whole thing into a 35-gallon garbage can. Fill the garbage can with water and let it sit for about three weeks. Once the three weeks are over, you will have nutrient-rich chicken manure fertilizer tea as the water becomes infused with the nutrients from the chicken manure. You can use this fertilizer tea to water your plants to give them a vitamin boost.
     
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  2. Renee

    Renee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
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    Great post!
    What do you do with the stuff still in the bag? Does it all dissolve?
     
  3. #1California Chick

    #1California Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 5, 2008
    SF Bay Area
    Quote:Put it in your compost pile! [​IMG]
     
  4. orcasislandchickens

    orcasislandchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have done this and used it around the roses. They loved it.
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Any manure makes great 'tea'.
     
  6. Steve

    Steve Ye Olde Henhouse Builder

    Quote:Mental note to self * if you ever visit MissPrissy, do NOT drink any tea *
     
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You have to have a glass of sweet southern tea, Steve. Manure or not!
     
  8. rebbetzin

    rebbetzin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2008
    Tucson AZ
    Do you use fresh chicken droppings? Or composted droppings?

    I use cow manure tea, but it is already composted when I put it in the "tea bag"... ( I use and old pillow case in an old Igloo huge thermos type container. It has a spout at the bottom to fill the containers with the "tea."
     
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  9. Steve

    Steve Ye Olde Henhouse Builder

    Quote:I've had my fair share of manure, but not by choice.
     
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Right there with you, brother!
     

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