When draining your birds..

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Momagain1, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Central IL
    what do you do with your blood?

    Doesnt it attract other animals?? maybe not right that minute..but
    I mean like later on that night etc..

    where do you take the blood?? dump it in your where? ??
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Feed it to my corn.

    I don't believe in wasting anything, and, I grow my own corn, which is a very hungry plant, so, I dump it on the soil where the corn grows. The Aztecs used to do it. [​IMG] Blood has a lot of nitrogen and nutrients in it. . . .
     
  3. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Central IL
    well we dont have corn...but my neighbor has feed corn fields..

    but I really dont want to attract animals...
    I have neighbors dogs that like to attack my chickens..so I dont wanna put any extra "goodie" smells out to him..??
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Do you grow any sort of vegetable at all? It would be good for any of that, and especially if you have room for a compost pile you can always pour it there. The smell of it in a compost pile I wouldn't worry about.


    Beyond that, you can always ask around if anyone such as your neighbor wants it, or, you can just trash it. But, I'd personally never trash it. It's gotta have some use. [​IMG]
     
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  5. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Central IL
    Quote:we do have a small compost..but we do have neighbors fairly close on one side of us...

    We do grow a small garden..but its almost done for the year...its not so much the smell; its the possible attraction to the neighbors dogs that worries me..or maybe skunks/raccoons etc..
     
  6. heritagehabitatfarms

    heritagehabitatfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    compost... i know they say not to add meat to a compost pile... so we always keep a seperate pile just for butchering... cover it with about a foot of sawdust and there isent even any smell... about once a year sift it and add what ever goes threw the sifter to the normal compost pile... a few bones wont be composted yet they go back to start the next butcher compost pile... then u add the compost to the garden [​IMG]
     
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Down your drain?? [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Not sure what i would do with it either...
     
  8. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Freeze it in an old tupperware thing and put it in the garbage on garbage pick-up day??
     
  9. Saltysteele

    Saltysteele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we just let it fall on the grass. have never noticed it stinking. it dries out pretty quickly
     
  10. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Either let them bleed out into a pile of leaves to be composted or wash it into the grass with the hose. You'll have a nice green spot there in a week or two.
     

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