silly question--is duck poo good fertilizer????

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ro.netcmarie, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. ro.netcmarie

    ro.netcmarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just wondering if anybody put theres in a compost pin when they clean up the pen????? is it good for veggie and flower plants?? just curious.
     
  2. Morgaine

    Morgaine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It hasn't killed our plants yet, but we never had more than two at a time. [​IMG]
     
  3. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    For a year I rented a house in the city with a small yard. Previous residents tried to green up the lawn to no avail.

    Then came me with a pair of geese, 4 mallards and 2 muscovy hens. Only thing I did was get a kiddie pool for the ducks.. everything else was 'normal'. Lawn greened up quickly and even spread through the entire yard. Waterfowl poop and pond water sure did wonders for that lawn.. no reseeding or anything else.

    Edited to add, they were all permanently loose in that yard, no composting- they squirted all over directly on the lawn(and boy do they squirt.. a lot..)
     
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  4. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Seems to be working in the back yard (free ranging) and in garden beds where I spread poopy shavings.

    I even put some shavings in a planter with some seeds to see if it would help or hinder sprouting. I have little sprouts coming up like mad, so I say no problem!
     
  5. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ro.netcmarie :

    is duck poo good fertilizer????

    Is Ted Kennedy gun-shy? Does he drink? Can he swim? Does he have trouble making left-hand turns?


    (Out here near Boston, we think bears in the woods and popes are boring.)​
     
  6. It is wonderful for grass and other plants that you want mostly for foliage. Because it has so much "hot" nitrogen some say it will inhibit flower and fruiting formation. I think it depends on the concentration, in the compost it will be diluted and serve to cook the compost quicker.
     
  7. obsessed

    obsessed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, here is a good question. How do you get duck poo fertilizer? Am I going to have to scoop it like the doggie poop and then put it in the compost or directly into garden. I tried that but it didn't scoop so easily. [​IMG]
     
  8. I have two sources, one from the pool and the other from the straw bedding in their duckhouse. Actually three because the stuff on the grass I hose down, which fertilizes it too. The straw bedding makes great mulch and compost. The pool water goes on selected areas of the veggie garden or on the lawn.
     
  9. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Try putting the ducks directly where fertilizer needs to be applied.. they're automated fertilizer squirters!
     
  10. ro.netcmarie

    ro.netcmarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    shoot!! here i am cleaning out the brooder bin and washing it right down the drain. guess i better start pouring it on the lawn and in the compost bin!!!!! thats 5 days worth of good stuff down the drain!!!
     

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