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Poo fertilizer in the garden

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by moodusnewchick, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. moodusnewchick

    moodusnewchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now that the garden is officially done for the season, I've moved some birds to the fenced in area to give them more space. My thought is they've got some weeding to do plus there's probably still some vegetation and bug/insect life they can enjoy. My question is: is their poop going to burn my garden for next year or might their poo be good for the garden since it's mixing with straw, soon to have tons of leaves and then snow to "incubate/compost" until next spring? Thanks!
     
  2. jonbanks

    jonbanks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    id take the poo and mix it with some dirt and let it sit all winter
     
  3. jonbanks

    jonbanks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    then your garden will have some great dirt next year
     
  4. moodusnewchick

    moodusnewchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do I mix, pile and cover or can the poo just seep into the current garden dirt and miraculously become good dirt again?
     
  5. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Take the chickens out about three months before you plan to plant. Turn the soil real good and enjoy the larger veggies next year.
     
  6. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    We scatter our chicken poo and shavings on the garden in the Fall after everything is cleaned up and tilled one last time, let it set all winter and til again in the Spring. We always have great crops!
     
  7. 12 Acres

    12 Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just toss the poo where I want it. I'm flingin' poo all over the property every day! [​IMG]
     
  8. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    Quote:Poo flinger!

    I'm going to have to remember that! [​IMG]
     
  9. 12 Acres

    12 Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I should add that it's VERY important to be upwind from the direction of said poo flinging!
     
  10. moodusnewchick

    moodusnewchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh too funny. Your title is going to be changed to "upwind poo flinger"!! I haven't flung any yet since they walk around dropping everywhere including the stairs and even the house when they manage to walk in.

    thanks all for your responses. I'm really happy to learn that the garden poo is going to be helpful and not detrimental!
     

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