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Is Rabbit Poop Good for Gardens?

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Joined: 10/01/2005
Location: Barbados
Posts: 92
Posted: May/04/2007 12:02 PM PST

Has anyone ever used rabbit poop for manure in their garden? My B.I.L breeds them and has tons of the stuff. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks. M.
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Joined: 4/04/2006
Location: NE Ohio, deck chuckin' fool
Posts: 9437
Posted: May/04/2007 12:58 PM PST

Ask treeman. He knows his bug poop. He might know bunny poop, too! lol
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Joined: 8/14/2002
Location: Altoona, Iowa (near Des Moines)
Posts: 4993
Posted: May/04/2007 3:23 PM PST

If it is DRY it is good but if it is wet it will have to much amonia.
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Joined: 6/15/2004
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 1368
Posted: May/05/2007 9:34 PM PST

I want bunny rachel raye would call it. My pinks are doing good until the bunny found them...grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Then again it's going to do the s word tonight....anyone else have that bad word in the weather forecast?
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Joined: 1/08/2007
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 131
Posted: May/06/2007 4:13 AM PST

I have used it in the garden. It works great as long as you do not use it fresh.
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Joined: 3/29/2002
Posts: 2874
Posted: May/07/2007 4:17 AM PST

I agree with all above. Its prettyn potent stuff when raw... High nitrogen content... comparable to chicken litter. If possible let it compost. If its mixed with straw or sawdust, it ought ot compost well in a pile without adding anything else.

And for the record.... every thing I know about poop..... I learned from The Peony..... only she uses more poetic terms than I.
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Joined: 10/01/2005
Location: Barbados
Posts: 92
Posted: May/07/2007 5:39 PM PST

Thanks for the replies everyone, so I'll compost it first then. Not sure how long for? Until it pongs no more? I guess I'll figure it out. M.
Joined: 6/03/2007
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 2
Posted: Jun/03/2007 5:27 PM PST

I had tame rabbits, started with one, gave away many. Anyway I used to take a shovel and 5 gallon bucket, put about 1/3 full, with dirt and dropping found under the rabbit cages, and fill with soil, mix well and add to garden, works really well at first till, when breaking up the weeds, and starting a new garden for the year. I started this as a way to clean arround the cages, and realized the benifits of it.
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Joined: 3/01/2007
Location: Danville, Indiana
Posts: 9
Posted: Jun/04/2007 1:03 PM PST

Originally posted by RonsGarden
You might like to compost it first!

yais....i bought 250 lbs yesterday....

uncomposted it'll be too hawt.....
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Joined: 4/02/2003
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 7313
Posted: Jun/06/2007 12:17 PM PST

One of my mother in laws garden friends used to make rabbit doo-tea

she used old droppings..let it set from season to season and then filled a jar with it and added water.. she used the ''tea'' for about everything!!
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