Is duck poo good compost?

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

  1. PuffMommy

    PuffMommy In 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 Songster

    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 In 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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