I’ve been reading a book called Start With the Soil. It’s a pretty good read and a book that I will probably need to re-read a couple of times to really understand half of what is in it. It’s full of all kinds of information about fungi, bacteria, nematodes, cations, anions, and manure.
Considering I had just unloaded a five gallon bucket of chicken poo into the compost bin, I was keenly interested. I mean, I know chicken poo is great for my compost. I know it’s loaded with nitrogen. But it’s good to know how the chicken poo stacks up to other poo.
The NPK numbers as percentages are as follows
Cow: N(0.6) P(0.2) K(0.5)
Horse: N(0.7) P(0.3) K(0.6)
Chicken: N(1.1) P(0.8) K(0.5)
NICE! My chicken poo was stacking up pretty good!
Then I noticed the rabbit poo numbers:
N(2.4) P(1.4) K(0.6)
That’s CRAZY! Rabbit poo sounds phenomenal! Not to discount the great work that my ladies have been doing. I mean, all things considered they are pooping machines, but wow, those rabbits are amazing!
I’ve considered getting rabbits a number of times to raise them for meat but it just doesn’t seem practical in my part of the country considering they would need to be housed in a climate controlled environment. I do have a friend that has a few rabbits as pets… hmmm… I think I’ll have to see if he is currently taking advantage of this potent poo.