Chicken poo and mushrooms

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by patrickschick, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. patrickschick

    patrickschick Songster

    Aug 7, 2012
    I am looking at trying something and din't know if anyone had any feedback on this. Chickens have poop......mushrooms grow on straw and poop. So why not grow some nice buttons or portobellas on the chicken waste?
  2. patrickschick

    patrickschick Songster

    Aug 7, 2012
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité

    Jun 28, 2011
    Tipperary, Ireland
    Thanks for the link! I want to try and grow mushrooms as well and we always have more poop than we need, so I'll give it a try. But it's going to have to wait a bit until after we moved. Let me know how it worked for you.
  4. patrickschick

    patrickschick Songster

    Aug 7, 2012
    Sounds Good! I'm going to do a bit of experimenting. It says about curing or aging the chicken manure for 4-6 weeks. I live in central PA and manure is plentiful! So I'm going to do a batch of straight chicken, a run of straight horse, straight cow and than try blends. My thought is that cow manure is more massive and not quite as packed full of nitrogen and that is one of the controversies with chicken manure is the power of the nitrogen and such in such a small package. I change the straw in the coop often and my hay to poop ratio is fairly high. I may end up salting my chicken batch with some cow manure. Regardless it's going to be interesting and I wanna start growing some big fat portobellas and some crimini. I found a few places on-line to get the vials of spores. These are two of them:

    It shall be an interesting experiment and could be profitable. As well as add another product for the organic farmers.

    Happy Experimenting!

    I will post updates as things change.


  5. wassuppshroomy

    wassuppshroomy Hatching

    Jan 13, 2016
    Ordered for Ralphsters months and months ago and they never delivered any of the order. Customer service in non existent, only auto generated emails sent that blame the customer for all order problems. Followed their order instructions exactly and still nothing. They actually confirmed they recieved my money. Do a search on these guys they have been banned from being a sponsor on one of best mushroom websites. They have a F rating with Better business Bureau. Acused of possibly reporting orders to police. Many many people say they never got their orders google search them. Some say the got nothing but one strain of shrooms when ordering multiple strains if they received anything. They also have sent infected syringes to customers and did not replace them. DO NOT SEND THEM CASH it is a scam don’t be a sucker. Many of these positive comments on this site are from Ralphster them posting and trying to scam you. It looks like a looooong time ago way back in 2007 they were a good company but they are no longer in 2015. Do a search and see the truth on these jokers, here are some other peoples experiences and links to website I found them on. Also when you do a search you see Ralphsters is part of midwest grow kits so beware they my be afiliated.

    And to be honest I'm a bit disappointed in my Ralphsters spores.
    Chiming in to let people know Ralphsters ripped me off. Kept my money and didn't send a thing or reply to emails, stay away. “

    My nephew bought spores from Ralphster's Spores, as did his friend, about a month apart. Both were busted, exactly a month apart, right around harvest time. This cannot be a coincidence! They live in different provinces & neither has ever been in trouble with the law! DO NOT CONTACT THIS COMPANY FOR ANY REASON!

    Ralphster was removed from the shroomery sponsor list after so many years of flawless vending that many believe it was taken over by someone else who will send a bad product or just straight steal your money. That is why we here on Reddit only recommend a few big name vendors like the hawkseye and spore depot, and generally recommend /r/sporetraders since they are known to be trustworthy. “

    Ralphstersspores has been ripping off canadian customers the last couple months by not sending orders

    Placed an order october 23rd Ralphsterspores cashed my money order nov 4th.
    They have ignored my emails as of this date and havent updated my order Placed an order under order number **** For 80.00 cdn on october 23rd 2014.. Better Busiiness Bureau

    I've read nothing but negative things about Ralphsters. From what I've read in recent years they either steal your money or send you contaminated spore samples. I'm sure you'd be hard pressed to find someone with something positive to say about Ralphsters that has dealt with them any time recently.

    I was planning on being a legit customer.. I ordered once it worked.. then I ordered again a month later.. and never got it.. and its really not the fact i didnt get it that bothered me.. it was more the response I got when Inquiring about it
    I have had an order outstanding for over 2 months now. NO communications from the site. I have sent my order number and information asking when my mushroom spores will be sent and have been totally ignored since 5-07-2015 Ralphster Spores Canada appears to be bogus.!!!! There is no phone number, just a PO Box... DO NOT BE FOOLED BY this rip off site. Bad customer service. ( NO customer service )
    I have also sent in an inquiry about spores and I received no response. I followed up a few days later, thinking maybe it was a miscommunication or the message didn't get sent, but yet again no response.
    But this time, I sent money through the mail back in march, in my account it says he received the payment, but never sent the spores. I emailed him 3 times, no responses. I just want to give a heads up for anyone who's ordering from him, that he's keeping my money and not sending the spores I paid for.
    I also had contammed syringes from one of the orders from Ralph. And that's exactly the feeling I'm getting from him that I'm a low priority customer and that's why he's ignoring me. After hearing all these negative reviews, I definitely won't be supporting him anymore.
    You'll notice Ralphster is not on our sponsors list anymore and hasn't been for almost a year. We don't want our members getting ripped off
    he's ignoring my messages and ignoring my order completely
    I ordered from the Ralphsters Canadian store almost a month ago, but despite having received the payment, they have not even changed my order status to "Processing"
    ralphsters seems to update my order status every three to five weeks and apparently still has not shipped.
    I've got a contaminated syringe from Ralphsters, won't be using them again.
    i have heard that as of late Ralph has essentially stopped caring.
    I ordered a spore syringe from ralphster spore around 2 months ago. since then i've sent them 3 emails and no response.

    Ralphsterspores updated my online order status nov 8th claiming payment arrived after i have sent an email asking why the money order was cashed but not updated as so on their website... they have an autoresponse message ...its now nov 24th and nothing has been mailed to me
    Do not order from the RalphstersSpores Canada site!!! scam

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