Composting Manure and bad Hay

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  1. JAS

    JAS Well-Known Member

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    Ok, how do you guys take care of your manure and bad hay?

    I have three lots that need to be cleaned and about three round bales worth of moldy hay I need to do something with. I was thinking of just throwing everything into a pile that the tractor could push around about once a week. Would this work? Do I need to worry about combustion?

    How do you do it?
     
  2. moopups

    moopups In Remembrance

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    Yes that will work, add as much green material you can find also, keep it moist and turned often. Food scraps can be put there also if there are no nusiance critters about, put the food in a blender to make slurry if you wish, before pouring it on the pile.
     

  3. uncle Will in In.

    uncle Will in In. Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Organic neighbor mixes junk hay and straw with manure. He puts it in a long pile about 5 feet high. He takes his loader and scoops one side up and over the pile about once a week. Good stuff.
     
  4. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I pile ours on top of any beds we have like the blueberry rows, blackberries, grapes, etc. Some I put in the compost pile, or just mound it up where I want to start a new bed. Awesome stuff!