Lucca Wade wrote:Are there any dangers associated with using rabbit poo in a human-food garden?
Lucca Wade wrote:Hello all!
I have a few rabbits, just a small warren of about 5, and they produce a TON of manure. It’s certainly very easy to dispose of, since their poo is basically condensed hay pellets, but I was wondering if anyone had any tips about composting it. Are there any dangers associated with using rabbit poo in a human-food garden? What about a rabbit-food garden? How do I best compost it?
Thanks in advance for any help!
Thea Olsen wrote:One of the nice things about rabbits is they're very unlikely to carry zoonotic diseases (ones that can be transmitted to humans). You can put it in the regular compost with food scraps, yard waste, ets. or you can just add it directly to the soil. It also doesn't burn plants like uncomposted manure from some animals can.
Eric Hanson wrote:Thanks Redhawk,
I have a ton of rabbit litter and I want to put it to good use ASAP. I may very well apply this to my mushroom compost to add nitrogen and other nutrients.
By the way, do you have an idea of the nutrient contents of freshly composted wine cap mushroom compost (made from autumn olive)?
Chris Kott wrote:We have a Flemish Giant. You seriously don't know how much poop a rabbit can produce until you get something along those lines (my previous two bunnies were dwarfs, no comparison).
Bud Mino wrote:Our lionhead is a manure factory. For years I have composted her litterbox. Time to nix the extra step. That black gold is going directly into the soil.
My first day on Permies, and already a game-changer. Cheers!