Monday, 3 October 2016

Dog Poop

Last week I was saying about the compost bins and what to do about the dog poo as it should not be added to compost heaps 
Why ?
Because domestic house pets (like dogs and cats) are carnivorous by nature, their poop should NOT be added to a compost pile. Human poop also (even if someone is a vegetarian!) should never be added to a compost bin or pile. Both dogs and cats have organisms in their stomachs and can also have diseases in their poop that are harmful to the composting process and plant life, and ultimately humans. These diseases can get into the plants you eat, and should not be digested. Human poop can carry pathogens, diseases and organisms that can be extremely harmful.
(take from the internet)

So what to do with it, I was doing a bit of research on the matter and found out you can set up a wormery for dog poo
So I ordered one just for Sol
 We got it set up yesterday, it meant breaking open the compost bin we have been using for dog waste, not a job I was looking forward to at all.
Surprisingly it wasnt smelly or slimly or even yucky, I wanted some of the broken down matter that is full of worms to put into the bottom tray of the wormery.
Then the next tray went on and was filled with less broken down matter and fresh matter
there Sol has his own personal wormery all set up, it has been seated on a slab and is in the garden rather than the vegetable growing area, another two trays can be added, and when the bottom tray is ready it can be added to the borders in the garden.
Dog compost MUST NEVER be added to areas of edible plants.
The layer in the compost bin that is already broken down and ready to use I will be adding to borders in the next week or so, the bin then will be empty moved out of garden and re-homed.
The other alternative was a hot composter but after reading up about it and seeing the prices I opted to the easier cheaper alternative. It was mentioned that I could dig a hole and bury it, that would be a problem for us here as we are on shale or rock bed and digging anything deeper than 6 inches is sometimes impossible.
 
What do you do with doggy poop?
 
 
Diary 
Wednesday 10th November 1982
John paid Lawrence £105 up to week ending 13/11/82, Got in ewes with Blue Faced Lester ram (62) in all and put through 
foot bath 5 to 1. put them out at side of house.
Cows moved to back of house.
Min of Agriculture Mr Morgan called about cattle on land to record.
 

 

 

 

6 comments:

  1. That's really interesting. I've raid conflicting reports about composting rabbit poop, due to toxoplasmosis etc so we have a compost bin for litter tray contents and plan (it's still reasonably new) to just use that for the borders and use the other bin for edible things.

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  2. I put it in a dog poo bin if I can find one.

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  3. Informative as always. Thanks Dawn.

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  4. Dog poo bin when out and about or down the toilet at home.

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  5. Hmmm the outside dogs rarely poop anywhere we see it. I think they like to go waaaay out into the neighbors field.

    The inside dog which is the Mrs. fault goes outside and sometimes I complain enough that the wife will go clean it up. Usually she doesn't though and it disappears on it's own. Of course the dog ain't very big anyway.

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  6. We've been just putting it in the trash, but recently there has been less and less....I was wondering why...and then saw the chooks are eating it ( they free range the entire garden ). the dogs eat the chook poop, and the cat poop too....yeah. It's a living animal compostory here :/

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