Yet another Poop question...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chilisweet, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. chilisweet

    chilisweet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So we have filled a small bucket with poop. What do we do with it now? We don't really have a compost pile, it's more like a tree branch and grass pile. How long do we have to wait to add it to the garden? My veggies really need some extra chicken lovin'!

    Any thoughts or suggestions?

    ~Caran
     
  2. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

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    it has to rot for quite a few months before you put it on your plants, otherwise it will burn your plants. I'm not sure how long, I just know it's several months. Maybe 6 to 12??? LOL, I'm not sure!!!
     
  3. chilisweet

    chilisweet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so you think we should add it to our sorta compost pile and let is rot? Should we DE it to death? I'm just concerned it will smell, and I know the neighbors would like that a bit!

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  4. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dig a hole (in your garden, or where you want to plant) and bury it. The soil you put back on top will cover up the smell. I would mix some dirt in with it before you cover it back up (to help with the decomposition. Then, next time, bury it a foot away. that way, you'll have a long row of decomposed manure for next spring that you can plant in.

    Personally I wouldn't put it in a bucket because it won't decompose nearly as fast and it will smell. If it's in the sun, it dries up in a day or two and the smell goes away.
     
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  5. chilisweet

    chilisweet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! We can do that! Most of the poo is dried to begin with, so that won't be too bad.

    Will oppossums dig up the poo? Or cats?

    ~Caran
     
  6. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I doubt it. The soil covers up the smell, although they might be attracted to fresh soft soil. Bury it deep enough so there's like 6 inches of soil above and tamp it down well. That should do it. In my experience (I bury kitchen compost every week) no animal digs it up, but I don't know what your area would be like.
     

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