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post #1 of 16 Old 09-09-2012, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
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Manure Mileage ....

Registries have mileage logs. Forums have mileage logs. Well, what about a manure log? How many miles during each month do we accrue from cleaning stalls and then hauling the manure, even if it's across the yard? Doesn't that count for anything? Lots of horse lovers out there who don't ride but shovel lots of the stuff. Anyone??

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I heard of some people burning manure logs, does that count?

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If you burn up 408 calories per hour while shoveling snow, wouldn't the same hold true for manure?

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post #4 of 16 Old 09-11-2012, 02:19 PM
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I move lots of manure!
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I have too but it doesn't seem to count for anything. Just if you ride. Making paper logs that way would be a full time job with our cold winters. He didn't say what size of heater or how large a house that would benefit from any savings. I've used partially dry manure to create a smudge of which the smoke either kills the mosquitoes or drives them away.

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I never touch it, pick it up, move it or anything else.
Textured horse feed + chickens = no manure.
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I've burned a few manure piles before. Those things smolder for days and days.

I have several low spots where ancestors were mining gravel around the property so I just keep filling the holes. I also have a very large vegetable garden and several large flower beds. Most gets put to use.

My chickens weren't much good. They would poke and scratch but not enough to break up the balls. Tried to teach the turkeys with mixed results. The coyotes must eat a lot of the manure that falls way out back because I don't find it often away from the barn area.
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Textured horse feed + chickens = no manure. My horses won't eat chickens. Lol. :) Just read an interesting article, burn the manure in a conta ined area like a barrel then spread the ashes on the garden and you'll never have to buy fertilizer. If it's partially dry, I know from experience the smoke doesn't stink. A fellow tried burning it in a wood heater and it provides better heat than wood but he found he was shovelling it in rather often. Like the video le figured out how to make large bricks which worked very well. Barn needs cleaning tomorrow so guess where some of it is going. I often dump it at the top of a hill so the nurtrients run downhill when it rains.

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my current barn is giving away aged manure.

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Breela, it's better to burn it an put the ashes on the pasture.

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