Is duck poo good compost?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by PuffMommy, May 6, 2008.

  1. PuffMommy

    PuffMommy Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 9, 2008
    Fairfield, CT
    I know chicken is the best but a friend of mine got ducks and we were wonderig if it could be used as well with the pine shavings.
  2. raindrop

    raindrop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 10, 2008
    Western Oregon
    I put duck mature + shavings as a mulch over my established blueberries a week ago and so far so good! Duck manure is hot like chicken manure but I thought as long as it wasn't in contact with the roots and the manure:shavings ratio was low I would be okay. We'll see!

    If you composted it for a while it would be an excellent soil ammendment. Shavings take longer to break down than straw in my experience.
    Last edited: May 6, 2008
  3. Zack717

    Zack717 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 22, 2008
    The duck poo works great to heat up a compost pile. I added it to my heap all winter to keep things cookin'.

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