Quail Poo Question

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Boyd, May 13, 2009.

  1. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    MI
    How old/how long do you need to wait to use quail poo in a garden without burning the plants? Or would you be better putting worm beds under the birds 1st and re homing the vermicompost?
     
  2. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Chillin' With My Peeps

    You could spread it down the inside row where no plants are and allow the rain to slowly wash it down to the roots, been doing that for years with sweet corn and boy does it grow nicely as well with pumpkins. this also helps with keeping weeds down as anything directly under the poo gets killed slowly but surely by the burn..

    ~Wilds~
     
    Last edited: May 13, 2009
  3. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    We do the same thing here, side dress the plants with fresh poo and litter. Keep it about a foot away from the base of the plants. The one plant it doesn't work to good on is tomatoes, last year ours got about 7 feet high but had few fruits. They put all the plant energy into growing it seemed.

    Steve in NC
     
  4. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    INTERESTING info! natural weed killerrrrr! LOL!
     
  5. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    MI
    [​IMG] Weed killer, hadn't thought of that, although it will make my teens squeemish about weed pulling, thats for sure [​IMG]
     
  6. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:ooh just tell them to "GROW UP!" (they are...after all [​IMG])
     
  7. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    MI
    [​IMG] and they say [​IMG]
     
  8. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    If you want to age it, it's 6 months for poultry manure. The wormbed sounds like a good idea (if it won't burn them as well, gotta watch the pH with worms), and the other idea presented sounds great as well. [​IMG]
     

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