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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:21 pm 
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I have been told to -
after cleaning the chicken coops out.
fill this container 1/4 fill the chook stuff
then fill up with water 3/4
then sieve the lumps out into a bucket.
then put the liquid into a spray bottle for fertilizer


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:22 pm 
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with the coop stuff, I can make a compose with that, cart I??


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:41 pm 
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I just use the chook poo directly on the garden and leave it sit for a month or two before I plant. Or I use the deep litter straw and poo directly as mulch. Bu t that setup looks like it should work well!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:41 am 
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It is good in the compost heap but unless there is a lot of straw in with the chook poop add plenty of wood based stuff to the compost as well (for carbon)- eg Autumn leaves, small prunings, twigs, old tomato plants, newspaper, cardboard. Just chook poop compost is very high in nitrogen - good for leafy growth but not so good for flowers and fruit. If I put it direct on the garden I like to also add some blood and bone.
I like deep litter as mulch.
The liquid manure is also good - and the smellier it gets the better it is


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:22 pm 
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I just bottled some fertilizer after letting it sit for about a month, and I got some on my hands and it was that smelly I had to have a shower because it was sooooooo smelly.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:55 pm 
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Hehehe! Your plants will love it though :)

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Don't spray your plants on hot days though can burn the leaves,

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:05 pm 
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ok thank you


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I think that it is good to use fertiliser in pots but if it is going in the ground then much better to compost it first, that way you are improving the soil which feeds the plants rather than feeding the plants directly.

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