Hiding your manure pile!See this

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by henney penny, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] This is my manure pile,I gave the chcikens pumpkins last fall and the seeds started growing a few weeks ago,don`t know if I`ll get any pumpkins as its quite late in the season here, there is a tomatoe plant and some wild onions in there two.Some of the leaves on the pumpkins is three feet acoss and the flowers are huge.Now next year I will remember this and plant some pumpkins early in the pile,but it sure looks better than that old pile of chicken poo. LOL
     
  2. MIKE555444

    MIKE555444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very Cool!
     
  3. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

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    I wonder if it would work with horse manure? I hope you get some pumpkins this year. [​IMG]
     
  4. stubbornhill

    stubbornhill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ayup! Looks like a hill of pumpkins. [​IMG] I bet you will get a pumpkin or two. We have a friend here in Maine that grows and sells pumpkins commercially. He plants very late on purpose and your plants look to be roughly the size of his. Very exciting. The circle of life - soon, you will have more pumpkins to give to your chickens, more chicken manure, more piles, more pumpkins...... [​IMG]
     
  5. ailurophile23

    ailurophile23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It sure does! Compost piles of all sorts are terrific for growing pumpkins (and many other plants). You can grow them earlier and later in the season since the compost generates heat. Some folks even use composting horse manure as a thick base to help heat cold frames for growing produce over the winter. [​IMG]
     
  6. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now I know how I'm going to plant muskmellons. Pretty neat.
     
  7. kinsey228

    kinsey228 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a really good idea.
     
  8. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Next year give them a little coaching and see if they can plant the seeds in rows...lol. [​IMG]
     
  9. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, so thats what green grass looks like. Everything here is burned up.
     
  10. inohio

    inohio Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Things that I've had work great in a manure pile (the pile was made in the fall and planted in the spring): cucumbers (straight 8 grow to almost 15 inches if you let them); squashes; corn, strawberries LOVE manure piles; potatoes (mounded upward w/clean straw).
     

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