Gardeners: Who uses Chicken Poo water?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by galanie, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    I've thought of putting chicken poo in a bucket of water for fertilizer, and I read a thread having to do with that very thing, but how much? You folks that actually do this, how much chicken poo to how much water do you use? I don't want to burn the plants, but on the other hand, I want to give them enough so that it makes a positive difference.
     
  2. tnchickenut

    tnchickenut It's all about the Dels!

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    I use burlap bags and make "tea".... they are roughly 6x5 inches big and I soak them for 7 days in a 5 gallon bucket. "dunking" the tea bag everyday.

    It's what works for me. I also scatter dry poo on my lawn. Grass LOVES the nitrogen.

    Hope that helped.

    You can also use pillow cases... fill it about 4 inches deep or less. I wouldn't do more. [​IMG]
     
  3. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Thank you [​IMG] I am so glad I diluted what I initially did then cause I had way more than that but it looked so strong. Out to scape off the poop boards again [​IMG]

    My spinach and the girls' chard thanks you as well.[​IMG]
     
  4. NanaKat

    NanaKat Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Quote:Be certain to thoroughly wash your veggies...salmonella is passed from chicken fertilizer.
     
  5. tnchickenut

    tnchickenut It's all about the Dels!

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    You are welcome and yes... always wash the veggies well. Then again... I eat the stuff raw out of the garden sometimes and I ain't dead!!

    I actually never get sick... can't remember a cold since I was a kid in school. That's a whole other discussion... Good luck with your garden this year!!!
     

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