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Is pigeon manure too strong to put in the compost heap?
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Like any bird poop, it's best to compost it first.
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Missed the "compost heap" part, sorry! I was thinking garden. With the amount of grain pigeons waste, some of the millet etc. might sprout but it still composts well.
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wrote:

On the compost heap, unless you want to burn your plants.
RF
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Don't know. My brother has been raising and racing pigeons for 3 decades now. He uses their feces on his lawn. Super green St. Augustine. Dave
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snipped-for-privacy@virus.net writes:

I would imagine it would be like chicken manure and needs to be aged before putting it in the garden. In the compost heap, it will be aging as well as mixing with everything else. By the time all of it is composted, the pigeon manure would be aged. Seems it would be fine to put there, perhaps even speed up the process. I can let you know next year (like that will help now!) because I have one compost bin in which I'm mixing chicken manure and "other compost" exclusively.
We are building a chicken house and the pen where I had the chickens before was moved to a new location so the new house could go there. When we excavated (hand and shovel type!), I saved all the dirt that was under the roost and used it for starting soil this spring (that was from the thumb sized plugs with commercial starting soil to full pots with this), fantastic! I wish I had much, much more of it. Because the manure is "hot" there were no "other" seeds that grew in the pots even though it was really soil at that point. There would have been miscellaneous unwanteds growing if I had mixed it with garden soil and then used it.
Then there is always "tea" that you could make, dilute it and use it.
Glenna

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