Good Fertilizer?

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by Casi, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. Casi

    Casi New Member

    Dec 9, 2008
    I was told yesterday at the beauty shop that goat "poop" is a good fertilizer. Can anyone verify this? I have horses and I know that the manure needs to set for awhile or it is too "hot". How soon can one apply the goat manure to gardens or plants?
  2. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    yup great for the garden.

    I never put the manure right on the plants but I use the soiled hay right away for around the plants and between rows to keep weeds down, works like a charm.

  3. sealawyer

    sealawyer New Member

    May 31, 2009
    Dew, Texas
    It's a little known fact that goat pellets have almost no seed in it like bovines and other ruminants do. What goes in gets processed better than any other animal. A co-worker of Gwen's from India comes and gathers all of the sacks of pellets that he can fit in the back of his wife's Lexus :ROFL: on occassion. He is an organic gardener and says that goat manure is the best!!!! And the cydectin that we use to worm with doesn't kill the beneficial insects such as dung beetles and ladybugs!
  4. nancy d

    nancy d Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    near Seattle
    I calls it "Miracle Goat". And yes it doenst have to cure like horse or chicken manure, which are hot.
  5. Dreamchaser

    Dreamchaser New Member

    Oct 29, 2008
    Camp Verde, AZ
    Yup people actually buy the stuff. :) After I get the paddock clean enough from rocks, I'm going to start offering it to other gardeners. The feedbags I have been saving are perfect to dump the poo into.
  6. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Yep, those berries grow awesome tomatoes!

    And I have repotted a few house plants with that great composted poop that is in their yard, just dug it up , stuck iit in the microwave on high for 5 minutes to kill any weed seeds that may be in there and transplanted my "posies" has worked so well that I will be needing a bigger pot very soon for the one.
  7. K-Ro

    K-Ro New Member

    Oct 13, 2007
    Great for fertilizer and to make compost. We put it straight into our garden and til it in right before planting and I also mix berries into my potted plants, and sprinkle around all our roses, and other plants in the yard.

    Goat poop is not hot like horse and won't burn anything, it's great stuff.
  8. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    I advertise all the on Craigs list for Free Goat POOP for the garden. It is great, you get people to come clean your barn for free. It is wonderful.

    I put wheel barrels full of bedding from the winter in the garden all winter long as I clean the barn and in the Spring my DH tills it all in and I tell you we have some of the nicest dirt in the garden. If the rain would stop here for a bit and let the sun dry the soil out a bit we would have a REALLY nice garden, but with all this rain it is floating away.
  9. Lawanda

    Lawanda New Member

    Jun 11, 2009
    West Virginia
    I did not know this! haha I am so glad I read this thread! I have been putting the old bedding in our compost pile, just because I didn't want it to go to waste, but I had no idea it would be so beneficial :greengrin:
  10. Amy Goatress

    Amy Goatress New Member

    Oct 1, 2008
    Yep, it's wonderful fertilizer, people at our church ask for some every year and the guy on the top of the hill, the only other couple that lives on our road always asks for some too, goat and rabbit poop are the only kinds that won't burn the plants you can put directly on the plants and it won't hurt a thing.
  11. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I to agree...... it is a great fertilizer...... :thumbup:
  12. sealawyer

    sealawyer New Member

    May 31, 2009
    Dew, Texas
    yes it is! The common bermuda grass in my pens is so thick I can't cut it with my riding mower! I have my neighbors bring their Paint Horsees down to eat the grass down. Now if I could only find an animal that would eat goat weed, then It would be a step in the right direction!!!
  13. Dreamchaser

    Dreamchaser New Member

    Oct 29, 2008
    Camp Verde, AZ
    *laughs* Goat weed? Isn't that the same thing that is supposed to be an aphrodisiac?
  14. dannyduprey

    dannyduprey New Member

    Jun 7, 2010
    Venus, Florida
    I expected goat poop to enrich the sand that we loosely call "soil" where I live in southwest Florida. So far it hasn't helped the grass or weeds grow. Also, it stays above the surface and doesn't seem to decay fast.
    I'm wondering if our worming program (alternating Safe-guard and ivermectin) has made the poop inhospitable to dung beetles and anything else that would normally break it down.
  15. Steve

    Steve New Member

    Mar 12, 2011
    Central Ky
    Danny try composting it,then add it to your soil.Mix it with some grass or wasted hay and keep it moist, turn it once a week until it breaks down.
  16. So glad to have found this! I just got my first ever rose bush and wanted to make sure that goat pellets would be good for it. I think y'all have given all the information I needed! Thanks!