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Manure - proportions in a compost pile

Post  AZDYJ2K on Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:16 am

What proportion should manure be in a compost pile? I have access to goat, rabbit, horse and chicken manure and wanted to see how much I should put in my compost pile. Thanks.

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Re: Manure - proportions in a compost pile

Post  Britesea on Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:43 am

I've never worried about proportions for manure in a compost pile, just piled on as much as I could get. After 30 years of doing that on our old place, the soil was so incredible that I can remember digging 4 feet down and never hitting hardpan. This was in the San Jose area of CA... which is primarily adobe. I think the important thing is to get as much variety as you can.

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Re: Manure - proportions in a compost pile

Post  LittleGardener on Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:16 am

@Britesea wrote:
I've never worried about proportions for manure in a compost pile, just piled on as much as I could get.
After 30 years of doing that on our old place, the soil was so incredible
that I can remember digging 4 feet down and never hitting hardpan.
This was in the San Jose area of CA... which is primarily adobe.
I think the important thing is to get as much variety as you can.
That's been my experience too, one of many benefits to having a RURAL-home,
is usually lots of various kinds of poop are readily available: prolly Chicken is the best.

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Re: Manure - proportions in a compost pile

Post  camprn on Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:02 pm

@AZDYJ2K wrote:What proportion should manure be in a compost pile? I have access to goat, rabbit, horse and chicken manure and wanted to see how much I should put in my compost pile. Thanks.
As much as you can get!

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Re: Manure - proportions in a compost pile

Post  teamhillbilly on Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:48 pm

I would guess 80% or better but remember you need grass clippings or leaf's or both Humm add some green to get the pile working8)


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