CraftyHen

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Oh. I have to tell you. Chickens love that beer grain. They prefer that over regular feed. We only give them a little at a time as a treat. But they love it! We get it from the local brewery for the pigs ducks chickens garden etc
Haha yes they do. They get a bit before the rest goes to compost. I swear they know when it's a brew day. 😁
 

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Here's my compost set-up. Its next to garden, which is next to rabbit barn and chicken coops. Rabbit and Bird poop, bedding, garden scraps that the animals don't eat, coffee grounds, spent grains from hubby (home brewed beer)...it goes into far right section. Gets turned as needed and when it is about 1/2 way broken down, it gets turned/moved into the section to immediate left. Once it reaches the last section it's wheeled directly into garden.
Since my rabbits are housed inside a structure w/concrete floor, I use dropping pans and fashioned poop screens to rest on top. The poop stays dry and goes into a dedicated poop tote bin. It gets used all over the place, garden, flower beds, yard in general. Extra is sold. The pans have pine shavings in them to counter the pre smell. That is what goes on compost heap, along with any poop that is swept up.
That looks so organized, I hope we have such clean and efficient setup. keep it up. That looks just amazing.
 

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By the way. May I know what rabbit breeds you have? They seem to look very very cute. the appearance is sooo lovely!!
 

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By the way. May I know what rabbit breeds you have? They seem to look very very cute. the appearance is sooo lovely!!
I have Rex, Champagne d'Argent, Californian and 1 buck that is a Californian-New Zealand cross. What do you raise?
 

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I have Rex, Champagne d'Argent, Californian and 1 buck that is a Californian-New Zealand cross. What do you raise?
Honestly. I don't know what breed is this, all I know is they poop help me to have a very rich soil for my plants :D:D:D
 

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I've done a little research and I know from experience that rabbit manure makes an excellent fertilizer- and can be spread fresh since it's not "hot". We spread it on our little 1/4 acre corn garden this summer and had EXCELLENT results with our crop. Since I raise rabbits and I'm expanding my operation, I might as well make something out of my manure since it's not really doing anything for me right now. Does anyone have any tips for composting? I'll definitely mix in organic food matters and maybe horse manure- that also is a good fertilizer (again, I know from experience) but it must be composted or it will burn plants.
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Taylor
Yes, we used rabbit manure for are soil before. but now that I have a new puppy. I use his manure as well. and were doing just fine.
 

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I've done a little research and I know from experience that rabbit manure makes an excellent fertilizer- and can be spread fresh since it's not "hot". We spread it on our little 1/4 acre corn garden this summer and had EXCELLENT results with our crop. Since I raise rabbits and I'm expanding my operation, I might as well make something out of my manure since it's not really doing anything for me right now. Does anyone have any tips for composting? I'll definitely mix in organic food matters and maybe horse manure- that also is a good fertilizer (again, I know from experience) but it must be composted or it will burn plants.
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Taylor
I used rabbit manure before. but now I use pig manure since we have a lot of pigs... I work really well.
 

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I've done a little research and I know from experience that rabbit manure makes an excellent fertilizer- and can be spread fresh since it's not "hot". We spread it on our little 1/4 acre corn garden this summer and had EXCELLENT results with our crop. Since I raise rabbits and I'm expanding my operation, I might as well make something out of my manure since it's not really doing anything for me right now. Does anyone have any tips for composting? I'll definitely mix in organic food matters and maybe horse manure- that also is a good fertilizer (again, I know from experience) but it must be composted or it will burn plants.
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Taylor
I have another addition to this dirty but very useful trade. My neighbors actually offered my food trash. and its really good in soil.
 

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I've done a little research and I know from experience that rabbit manure makes an excellent fertilizer- and can be spread fresh since it's not "hot". We spread it on our little 1/4 acre corn garden this summer and had EXCELLENT results with our crop. Since I raise rabbits and I'm expanding my operation, I might as well make something out of my manure since it's not really doing anything for me right now. Does anyone have any tips for composting? I'll definitely mix in organic food matters and maybe horse manure- that also is a good fertilizer (again, I know from experience) but it must be composted or it will burn plants.
Thanks!
Taylor
Some of the great things about rabbit waste is that it doesn't have to be composted. Rabbit manure is organic and increases poor soil composition, drainage and moisture preservation. ... Rabbit manure is higher in nitrogen than ovine, goat, chicken, cow or horse manure. Plants need nitrogen to produce strong green growth.
 
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