Question about chicken poop!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chilisweet, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. chilisweet

    chilisweet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so I'm selling my chicken manure to a guy this Friday. But I'm wondering, since I have never seen chicken manure any other way than what is in my yard, what consists of manure? I mean, we have pine shavings, hay and poop all mixed together and decomposing. Is this considered manure? I'm just wondering if this guy is expecting poo only or all the other stuff with it?

    Does this make sense? Should I tell him he's getting decomposing hay and pine shavings with the poo? Does it matter? [​IMG]

    Thanks!

    ~CAran
     
  2. Chic's Chickens

    Chic's Chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Good question! I am wondering the same thing.....
     
  3. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    I would probably tell him, just to be sure he is fully aware of what he is buying.
     
  4. cheeps

    cheeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would make sure that's what he wants. We compost our poo that has shavings and straw mixed in and after it breaks down we put it in the garden. Works great this way, but you may want to make sure that's what the buyer is looking for.
     
  5. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

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    Yeah...if you are selling it you better make sure he is geting what he thinks he is. If you listed it as manure then he probably isn't expecting the hay and shavings. If you listed it as compost then he should expect it to be a mix.
     
  6. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    I would let him know that he's getting used chicken coop litter or however you want to describe it. He may be expecting straight chicken manure, like you would get if you scraped it off of poop boards or collected it from underneath a wire cage.

    He may be expecting exactly what you have, but I'd let him know ahead of time, just in case. It's still great stuff to compost for the garden.
     
  7. chilisweet

    chilisweet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well he wanted straight poo, so that's a loss for us. I need to go onto my local harvest listing and modify my description. I know someone out there wants compost, so hopefully we can get rid of all the excess litter.

    Thanks guys for your feedback. I know I can always count on you for any random chicken questions I have!

    ~Caran
     
  8. cheeps

    cheeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could do just like the others said, change your coop to where they are on wire and you can scrape up just plain poo.

    My queens would NEVER walk on wire though, might mess up their pedicures.
     
  9. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    You may still be able to sell it. You just need the right buyer. Many people want plant material for their compost bins. Yours has chicken poop mixed in, so it's even better.
     
  10. kannm

    kannm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your composted poo is better than fresh poo only. I wonder why the buyer wanted straight poo.
     

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