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Coach

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Pigeon Manure
« on: May 22, 2010, 15:51 »
Was given 5 bags of pigeon droppings this morning. One bag went into my newest compost heap and the other 4 went into plastic containers to be put on brassica beds in the autumn. Lovely!!! 8) :tongue2: :D
It all depends what you put into the ground, to what you get out


boosh

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Re: Pigeon Manure
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2010, 17:15 »
At least the pigeons are giving you something back for all the veg they eat.  :lol:

mike1987

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Re: Pigeon Manure
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2010, 19:03 »
i get bags and bags of the stuff the guy in the plot next to mine has a pile of about 30 years worth and said i could take it all as he dosent grow veg anymore also the guy next door but one has about 50 bags of it the bags however stink can i use them they look ok but they have just been filled and tyed off then left for years

DavidT

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Re: Pigeon Manure
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2010, 19:47 »
When I had a plot, I had access to an endless supply of pigeon manure. I used to dry it, grind it and use as a generaal feed. Much the same as F,B and B. :D :D

Trillium

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« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2010, 23:29 »
Pigeon manure is at its richest when kept dry until use, and it's twice the nutrient worth of poultry manure. Use at the rate of about a pound per square yard. I have my own little factory regularly churning it out and save it for all my berry plants and bushes.

RichardA

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Re: Pigeon Manure
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2010, 19:21 »
pigeon manure has very serious health hazards especially when inhaled such as when dry. Be aware and handle knowledgeably.
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DavidT

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Re: Pigeon Manure
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2010, 20:04 »
pigeon manure has very serious health hazards especially when inhaled such as when dry. Be aware and handle knowledgeably.
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Are you talking about pigeon fanciers lung? Which is a form of pneumocconiosis (sic) also known as  miners lung.? I would say that you are more likely to get lockjaw from horse manure, which, by the way, is why gardeners should get a regular tetanus jab.

RichardA

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Re: Pigeon Manure
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2010, 21:52 »
Just because is one is more likely than the other in your opinion does not detract from my warning to take care and to use pigeon manure especial if dry with knowledge  of the precautions to be taken. Horse manure is far more widely used in any case which will affect liklihood but gardeners should make themselves aware of the risks and the precautions to be taken with any substance used. I am a health and safety specialist but anyone can get information from a variety of sources for themselves quite readily.
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Coach

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Re: Pigeon Manure
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2010, 07:40 »
Just because is one is more likely than the other in your opinion does not detract from my warning to take care and to use pigeon manure especial if dry with knowledge  of the precautions to be taken. Horse manure is far more widely used in any case which will affect liklihood but gardeners should make themselves aware of the risks and the precautions to be taken with any substance used. I am a health and safety specialist but anyone can get information from a variety of sources for themselves quite readily.
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Googled it, your not wrong!!

Even after showering and change of clothes I could still smell it!!! :blush:

Will put a safety mask on when I put it on the plot 8)

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Re: Pigeon Manure
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2010, 07:59 »
from o-level biology - isn't it aspergilliosis you get from pigeons?

and psitticosis from parrots?

(if I'm right then Mr McCollough did a better job at teaching than I expected...)

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