rotting chicken manure

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rotting chicken manure

Post: # 42997Post jonc
Tue Dec 05, 2006 7:35 pm

Does anybody know how long chicken poo should be rotted for before it can be dug into soil? I have filled a plastic bag with the stuff, and aim to dig it into the soil in a greenhouse I have inherited for next summer. If I was to dig it in now, would it be good to grow things in next year??

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Post: # 43029Post HILLDREAMER90
Wed Dec 06, 2006 1:01 am

Chick poo is a bit too strong for most veg,best used as an activator for making compost. You could try leaving it in a pile outdoors to weather over the winter & then dig it in. Or soak in water & use as a liquid manure for things that like a high nitrogen feed [avoid splashing leaves of salad crops] A.
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Post: # 43040Post Millymollymandy
Wed Dec 06, 2006 6:25 am

I just add it to the regular compost bins and it rots down along with everything else.

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Post: # 43052Post Tensing
Wed Dec 06, 2006 9:37 am

Thats were mine goes to straight in the compost bin.
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Post: # 43108Post jonc
Wed Dec 06, 2006 7:08 pm

Thanks for the replies - thats where mine will be going now :)

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Post: # 43214Post PeterNZ
Fri Dec 08, 2006 12:41 am

I strongly recommend applying Efective Microorganisms. This breaks down the ammonium which is the main problem with chicken manure. It promotes the rotting process and makes nutritients better available.

We spray it inthe hen house nad we do not have the slightes smell in there anymore.

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Fri Dec 08, 2006 8:49 am

I would like to learn more about these effective micro-organisms. I've read about them but haven't tried them. They appear to be costly - are they expensive in NZ?
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Fri Dec 08, 2006 12:40 pm

Never heard of them! I'd like to know more about them, too, Peter ?
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Post: # 43776Post PeterNZ
Fri Dec 15, 2006 3:17 am

Sorry for being slow with my replies. Things go mad here at work before Christmas! I am looking forward to my holidays!

Anyway, Effective Microorgnisms. I think I put something into the Eco Products sub forum. Watch this space!

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Post: # 44392Post Rough Jack
Mon Dec 25, 2006 5:09 am

Gidday

I just bung it straight on the garden and let the soil micro organisms to sort it out. As long as you don't splash water on it then onto plants.

If I have heaps then I will put it through the compost though.
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