A wild question, but has anyone ever used dried pigeon poop for fertilizer?
When we clean out the aviary, we put the poop in large compost bins and,in due course, it breaks down into an excellent nitrogen-rich crumbly compost. One of the neighbors would testify to its qualities in helping him grow potatoesA wild question, but has anyone ever used dried pigeon poop for fertilizer?
I can just see the looks on the wife's face, as I throw a couple of bricks of pigeon poop onto the fire, as we roast those hot dogs and hamburgers and such...yum....yum.....We use it all the time Last year was probably our best year for the garden - the corn shot up 7 feet tall, and we had so many tomatoes that we had to let the chickens help us eat them all
There was a segment in the Secrets of Champions videos about making pigeon poop bricks. They added some water and put some of the junk in a press, compacting it into a nice brick shape and squeezing all the water out. They held up pretty good and burned for a long time, and gave off a lot of heat. Not sure how the smell would go, but I'm sure if you needed to heat something, they'd work out pretty good Maybe as long as you didn't get any of those nesting bird poops...
Yep! Teas great! We had the same thing. When we moved here, no worms, started improving the soil 22 years ago, now it's full of earthworms. I do the same. Dump it all in the garden at the end of the year. Then I dump in a couple of feet deep of leaves. Cover the whole garden with them. The ground doesn't freeze, so the earthworms work all winter digesting and composting the leaves. By springtime, they're now only a few inches deep. All the rest is composted. We just dig it in. Makes the soil great, and each year you are improving it and putting the life back into it that the growing plants had depleted it of. Can't get better soil. Ask the worms!I use the manure tea on both the garden and orchard. I have two 55 gal barrels that I put rabbit, pigeon and cow manure in. Fill them full of water and serve tea to the plants. In the fall I use the tractor to haul the one from my orchard over to the garden and dump it out, using the stuff left inside to add to the garden soil.
When we bought this place, you could turn shovel full after shovel of dirt and never see an earth worm. Now, they are all over the place. Compost and feed, but I am staying away from the bricks.
ROFL!!!I can just see the looks on the wife's face, as I throw a couple of bricks of pigeon poop onto the fire, as we roast those hot dogs and hamburgers and such...yum....yum.....
Perhaps I could open a new kind of steak house ? We would most likely have a very unique flavor...just not sure exactly how I would market it though....maybe it would be best to just keep it a secret....like the Col. Sanders did with his fried chicken parts ?