Win a copy of Bioshelter Market Garden this week in the Market Garden forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • James Freyr
  • Nicole Alderman
  • Anne Miller
  • r ranson
  • Mike Jay Haasl
  • Dave Burton
  • Pearl Sutton
  • paul wheaton
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • Joseph Lofthouse
garden masters:
  • Steve Thorn
  • Dan Boone
  • Carla Burke
  • Kate Downham

Lactose ferment success?

Posts: 2512
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio,Price Hill 45205
forest garden trees urban
  • Likes 4
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I just did a deep clean on a funky chicken coop.
I had used hay that was too soaked with rabbit urine to be good bedding,  with predictable results.
Getting down the bottom of the coop,  I found the wood itself still funky, after much scrapping.
I wanted to hose or out,  but I feared the worst,  as funk plus wet can lead to more funk.

Then I remembered I had a 5 gallon cooler filled with the results of a cabbage ferment.
I dispensed it,  sniffed it and finding it good, sprayed the coop with it.
Almost instantly the funk went away.
Corners,  nest box every thing got spritzed.

I had made the ferment with this use in mind,  but forgot it for more than a year,  yet it seems to remain effective.
Posts: 480
Location: West Yorkshire, UK
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
So you sprayed the wood of the coop, is that right?  How's it smelling now?
You have to be odd to be #1 - Seuss. An odd little ad:
Food Forest Card Game - Game Forum
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!