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Post  daryl.weaver on 1/16/2012, 4:56 pm

Is horse, rabbit, llama, etc. poop already considered "compost" or is there some process it is supposed to go through before you use it?
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Post  LittleGardener on 1/16/2012, 5:05 pm

@daryl.weaver wrote:Is horse, rabbit, llama, etc. poop already considered "compost" or is there some process it is supposed to go through before you use it?
Chicken, cow, horse, & many others you need to let sit for months or a year, because their nitrogen content is too high that will burn your plants. But
Rabbit poop you can dig into what you use for a growing medium and be
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Post  camprn on 1/16/2012, 5:10 pm

@LittleGardener wrote:
@daryl.weaver wrote:Is horse, rabbit, llama, etc. poop already considered "compost" or is there some process it is supposed to go through before you use it?
Chicken, cow, horse, & many others you need to let sit for months or a year, because their nitrogen content is too high that will burn your plants. But
Rabbit poop you can dig into what you use for a growing medium and be
fine.
I incorporate fresh manure into my compost pile in the spring. This gets it cranking HOT in no time and allows composting to be really quick; I mentioned in another post, about 28 days if it gets hot enough and I turn it often enough I can get usable compost. Any extra manure I leave off to the side and let it do its own thing. Llama, and bunny poo you can use right in the garden. :cat:

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Post  daryl.weaver on 1/16/2012, 5:16 pm

Well now I'm glad I asked. I anticipated the answer to be "Duh! Just mix it in to the MM."
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Post  camprn on 1/16/2012, 5:33 pm

@daryl.weaver wrote:Well now I'm glad I asked. I anticipated the answer to be "Duh! Just mix it in to the MM."
It was a really good question!

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Post  GWN on 1/16/2012, 5:47 pm

how does deer poop fit into this spectrum?
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Post  plantoid on 1/16/2012, 5:58 pm

@GWN wrote:how does deer poop fit into this spectrum?

Expensively ???? Wink

Seriously ....

It's about the same as sheep , though it's not shown in it's own right in my book of manures . I'd put it on the compost heap , damp it down , mix it in with the rest and turn the heap once a fortnight for a quick decomposition & to kill the seeds .

"Sheep sugar " , is given as 0.8 % Nitrigen (N) , 0.1 % Potassium (P) and 0.7 % potash (K)

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Variable plant food content , slow acting, do not mix with lime & may contain weed seeds .
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Post  camprn on 1/16/2012, 6:00 pm

@GWN wrote:how does deer poop fit into this spectrum?
According to this article it recommends composting the deer poo. You could add it to an active hot pile of compost.
Others say you can add it to the garden in the autumn, other say they top dress with it. I have no personal knowledge.
Collecting deer scat

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Post  GWN on 1/16/2012, 6:40 pm

expensive indeed .......

Its PAY BACK time after they ate all my beans last summer
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Speaking of Poop reminded me of this....

Post  EatYourVeggies on 1/17/2012, 2:26 pm

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Post  WardinWake on 1/17/2012, 8:03 pm

@GWN wrote:expensive indeed .......

Its PAY BACK time after they ate all my beans last summer

Howdy GWN:

Just as there are cow, horse, sheep and other animal farms there are a few deer farms as well. If you are lucky enough to find one I'm sure they would say, "You want deer poop? Why dearest just park your truck right over there and we will fill it up for you".

God Bless, Ward and Mary
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Post  GWN on 1/17/2012, 8:28 pm

thanks Ward and Mary
Got lots of the stuff already........

Just need to move it from the ground around my garden INTO my composter.
I guess they poop while they are eating my veggies....
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Post  Goosegirl on 1/17/2012, 9:11 pm

@GWN wrote:thanks Ward and Mary
Got lots of the stuff already........

Just need to move it from the ground around my garden INTO my composter.
I guess they poop while they are eating my veggies....



Thery're just leaving payment for the good eats!

GG
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Post  Furbalsmom on 1/18/2012, 12:43 am

lol!
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Post  plantoid on 1/18/2012, 3:48 pm

@Goosegirl wrote:
@GWN wrote:thanks Ward and Mary
Got lots of the stuff already........

Just need to move it from the ground around my garden INTO my composter.
I guess they poop while they are eating my veggies....



Thery're just leaving payment for the good eats!

GG

More like a deposit for the remainder of the veg in the garden Wink
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