Wet, Composted Horse Manure for Bulk??

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  1. HectorErector

    HectorErector New Member

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    Hi there,
    Finding mixed responses to this question so figured I'd ask...
    Can one use field collected, composted, yet still somewhat wet horse manure for bulk (mixed with verm etc). It was field picked so has no urine in it and sat in a big pile for a while. Steam came off of it as it was dug out and loaded. I know the mixing can be more difficult, but have seen some people mention they like it still a bit wet for the chipper. Thanks!
     
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    I've used wet material with success. I keep mine outside so it's actual a mix of horse manure and worm shit cause I let them get in there. To me if it's sterilized what does it matter if it's wet before or after you add to substrate.
     
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    Thanks much!
     
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    Sure thing, let us know how it works I've got some semi composted wet shit sitting outside I'm gonna use within a week or so hahaha.
     
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    Will do. My thought was the same, when it dries it's just losing pure water so anything that's in there is still in there. I guess as long as it doesn't have a ton of urine in it it's good to go.
     
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    Yeah that's my experience.
     
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    Mainframe, how do you break up your wet manure? Thanks!
     
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    I just did it a 6 days ago haha,got some great growth already. Mine was composted patially and I just break it up with my hands, as long as it doesn't stink like piss it should be fine. Crumble it up mix with verm and Coco. If my substrate is too wet I just squeeze it to field capacity. Feel free to send a pic of the shit.
     
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    I'm going to be casing in my horses soon. In the past I just collect mostly field dry, will have some residual moisture almost always, and bring it in and pasteurize, I have always boiled ina pillow case and hang it to dry/cool then case it. It's already mostly fibers so I never cut it just crumble up by hand and crumble up a few pf cakes and off she goes. Also my horse never poops and pees in the same spot. Guess I am kinda lucky we have an endless supply of manure.
     
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    9 days after using wet manure, that my nose said wasn't quite ready. Just a cunt hair of piss smell.
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    Dang I can't wait, I just started some 3-4year old b+ spores. Gonna case em up in a week or sooner
     
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