Can I compost my goat poop?

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  1. cougkid

    cougkid Active Member

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    I've got a huge compost pile going, mostly leaves. When we clean the goat stall, we put the stuff (hay, straw, cedar shavings, dookie) in a pile next to the compost. Can I mix it all together? Seems like it would be great compost, but just want to make sure before I do it!
     
  2. ma1bob

    ma1bob Victory Gardener

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    Absolutely!!!! Great for the garden. Won't burn plants. Can be used immediatly.

    Cheers

    Bob
     

  3. BeckyW

    BeckyW Well-Known Member

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    of course you can! Either layer it or mix it. There are excellent articles in Mother Earth News and Organic Gardening on composting. Do a search of archive articles on either website for specifics.
    BW
     
  4. COSunflower

    COSunflower Country Girl Supporter

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    YEP!!! I always use mine in the compost pile :)
     
  5. the mama

    the mama loves all critters Supporter

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    cedar shavings will not compost very well and may inhibit compost actions.
     
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    Paquebot Well-Known Member

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    BUT, if those shavings were saturated with urine, there would be sufficient nitrogen present to support the required bacteria and accelerate the composting process.

    Martin
     
  7. Woodroe

    Woodroe Well-Known Member

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    I sure compost all of mine. Great so far. Of course some bedding out of the chicken pen helps a bit as well.
     
  8. Charleen

    Charleen www.HarperHillFarm.com Supporter

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    Be careful of that fresh chicken manure. We usually let that age a year before adding it to the garden because it's quite strong and could burn the plants. We've spent 10 years adding goat manure to our gardens. We have an endless supply and have even given it to the neighbors.
     
  9. Woodroe

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    Yep, gotta let it age a bit but the nitrogen does the trick some spring time,