Composting rabbit droppings

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  1. May 3, 2007 #1

    jordiwes

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    I received this information about composting rabbit droppings:
    Would there be pathogens in rabbit waste?
     
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    Proper composting significantly reduces plant pathogens in the compost.

    Raw or semi-composted material can be damaging to the plants.



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    I've read that bun droppings are the best. fertilizer. But don't know if this is backed up.
     
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    Rabbit droppings are excellent, but need to be properly composted.

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    Hi Pam,

    How do you properly compost them, may I ask?

    Thanks!

    Steph
     
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    I use rabbit poo as fertilizer.I dont compost it. it goes directly on my garden.bluebird
     
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    From :Wild Rescue/Rabbit Rescue
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    "The litter box is a place of refuge and contentment for your rabbit.They love to lie in them, roll over and snooze. It is vital to theirhealth that this container be kept clean and changed as frequently asis needed. And remember – the contents of the litter box can becomposted and utilized in your garden. Rabbit poop is considered to bea “hot” fertilizer and is one that needs to be aired, turned andrained-on before use. It is also almost entirely made up of nitrogenand is about as natural a fertilizer as you can get. Think green! Thinkbunny poop! "
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    Wood pellet/crumble litter is great for composting as well!
     
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    I heard it was good.
     
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    I have friends who put their rabbit droppings intheir compost then put it on the plants, and it works great (not plantsthey eat though).

    Silvie&Phinn
     
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    Not sure if the method I use is the best, but Idig up my garden in the early spring (as soon as the soil is dry andcan be dug). Then I add the rabbit droppings from the previous fall -which I had piled in a corner of the garden before winter set in - andI spread them over the garden. Then I turn the soil and mix thedroppings in well....usually a couple of weekends in a row beforeplanting time.

    I didn't realize that the wood pellet bedding could be composted alongwith the droppings...! That would be great...getting twice as much useout of the bedding and not having to toss it into the garbage. :)
     
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    According to the compostguide, rabbit droppingsand woodpellets are just meant to be together :D. They complementeachother perfectly for composting.

    Manure (horse, cow, pig, sheep, goat, chicken, rabbit) Yes N
    Great source of nitrogen. Mix with carbon rich materials so it breaks down better.

    Sawdust and wood shavings (untreated wood) Yes C You'll need a lotof nitrogen materials to make up for the high carbon content. Don't usetoo much, and don't use treated woods.

    We do nearly the same as Bassetluv, except that we dump the droppingsand wood pellets on the garden plots in the winter, and just leave themto weather untill spring, when we dig them under. Seems to work great.
     
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    Im sure its ok to do so. But make sure you ask because rabbit poop isnt really manure(sp?) in my opinion.
     
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    Putting rabbit manure on plants isn't a problem.I dump it directly ontothe dirtaroundmyplants, mix it a little,and they love it! Makesure the pellets don't touch the plant foliage or it will burn (bunnymanure is really hot!).



    This is a picture of my rabbit-poop-loving Peace Rose!

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