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crittergarden
Apr 10, 2012 7:50 PM CST
While I find the new product interesting and am thrilled that someone cared enough to create it, I have a better idea:
Foster a shelter bunny!
Free poo.
Comes out of the bunny already dry.
Won't burn the plants, either.
Shelter unnies need a "cage break" and to be acclimated to household living AND love, of course, to make them more adoptable.

Suggested with love from me and my bun.
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Marilyn
Apr 10, 2012 9:35 PM CST
Critter,

You have a bunny?! DH and I have 2 bunnies that hop around in the house. Hurray! Green Grin! Lovey dubby Thumbs up

My first thought when reading the article of Trish's were bunny 'peas'. Hilarious! Whistling

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vic
Apr 11, 2012 3:23 AM CST
We have a small area of "lawn" that we maintain and it gets rotted cow and chicken poo. The balls are "cute" Green Grin!

I remember Shoe telling me he kept bunnies just for that reason - their poop - Hurray!

Can't wait to see how your plants do Trish!

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Onewish1
Apr 11, 2012 3:30 AM CST
looking forward to seeing your results.. and I would love to have a few bunnies.. they say they help put out BTU's .. can help heat the greenhouse
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DEMinPA
Apr 11, 2012 4:53 AM CST
That is why I bought Chester and Caleb. Those great M & M's.


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Onewish1
Apr 11, 2012 6:29 AM CST
too cute!!!
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crittergarden
Apr 11, 2012 9:20 AM CST
OK - I have not done my duty as a responsible House Rabbit Guardian.
BEFORE taking in a bunny or two, STUDY UP!

http://www.rabbit.org/
especially
http://www.rabbit.org/faq/sections/outdoors.html

I fostered, fell in love, and adopted.
I will hence forth ALWAYS have bunnies in addition to my long standing cat addiction.
I think I'll go back to fostering though, because rabbit vet bills can be high and when you foster, the shelter takes care of that for you. I don't know if I'll be successful though. Last time I just loved them too much to return them!

Edited to add the outdoor link
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Sharon
Apr 11, 2012 9:53 AM CST
Trish says this: "While the POOpeas is certainly adding minerals to my soil, I would hesitate to say that I am adding any measurable amount of actual organic matter- there just isn't enough physical matter which will be breaking down."

I'm wondering about this too because I always thought manure did the most good by creating activity within the soil. It does add minerals, salts, things like that; lowers the PH, but my thoughts are that it's the carbon producing activity that is actually equally (if not more) beneficial. In order to create that activity, there must be solid organic matter.

Keep us posted, Trish, on the progress of the plants you used it in. Also keep us posted on the changes in the soil, if any.
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Apr 11, 2012 4:09 PM CST

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Will do! I'll be writing the follow-up in a few months!

I also don't know if the microbial life makes it though the factory process, which would mean even less soil-building. However, I don't have the fancy equipment to test al of that. I read through the Poopeas University page with "lawyer eyes", and while it doesn't look to me like they specifically claim to carry all of the benefits of farm fresh compost, they most certainly imply it.

We'll see what my little trials say! Although I stand by my prediction that it will probably be a great natural fert for house-plants and containers (small scale).
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Apr 14, 2012 1:48 PM CST
crittergarden:
That is a great idea especially considering a few of those 'Easter' bunnies will show up in shelters in a few months. I would love to adopt one but I'm afraid we already have too many pets for such a small condo.

Those who don't have the time or space to care for a rabbit can also check Craigslist. There is a bunny owner who offers 'bunny berries' on our local CL's garden section. I know a few others have seen similar postings on their local Craigslist. Another alternative is to make friends with a bunny owner lol.
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crittergarden
Apr 14, 2012 6:10 PM CST
Soon I will have rehabilitated my own yard to the point that I could share the bunny balls and/or take them to the flea market for sale.
Granted, they come out of the bunny pretty darn dry, but still I worry about packaging them up for distribution....
Could yuo send me a link to the person you know of who's doing it so I can ask questions????
Or send that person a link to my profile page here?

Much appreciated if you do!
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jellyjar
Apr 15, 2012 10:15 PM CST
I listed a wanted message on craiglist for bunny poop. The man I get them from sells one of the great big brown paper yard bags for $10. He even calls in the spring when he has them ready to go, and since first bagging them up for me, he now has a steady group of gardeners who buy from him. He's not getting rich, but likes that the poop is going for a good use and not just in the dump. Hubby tills them into my compost/vegetable garden each spring.
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crittergarden
Apr 16, 2012 6:29 AM CST
Yeah - not looking to get rich, just to share AND maybe to educate by offering it out.
First, they go where I need them.
Then I share with friends I help garden with.
THEN I want to take what's left to the flea market with my plants.
It's hot and direct sunny there.
I've had things in plastic bags I had to take out because of condensation inside the bag.
And I mean things that went in pretty darn dry, too!
Like fabrics...
The air itself holds moisture here.
Fermented bunny balls aren't going to be terribly appealing!!!!
I guess a paper bag is the best idea--
Unless someone posts a better one.
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Trish
Apr 16, 2012 9:16 AM CST

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You might have better luck getting a response in one of the forums Green Grin!
I'm not sure anyone is going to think to look under a review article for discussion about something totally different Smiling
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crittergarden
Apr 16, 2012 11:45 AM CST
I'm so sorry I kind of hijacked, didn't I?
It wasn't intentional.
I'm a member of a bunny club that's really dedicated to education about House Rabbits and I just jump out with it sometimes!
I'll go look around for a more appropriate place to ask....
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Trish
Apr 16, 2012 12:38 PM CST

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It's fine, but did want to give you a heads up for getting more responses Green Grin! I tip my hat to you.
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Apr 16, 2012 7:41 PM CST
Merci
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Apr 2, 2013 3:24 PM CST

Just curious Trish, How did the Poopeas work out for you?

And the inch plant?
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Marilyn
Apr 4, 2013 12:28 AM CST
Crittergarden & DEMinPA

I just transferred 5 acorns to each of you, so you could get the bunny badge!

Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Thumbs up

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Marilyn
Apr 4, 2013 12:30 AM CST
I keep forgetting to save our 'bunny peas'. I just go around the living room and throw them away. Blinking Confused Maybe some day I'll remember and save them for the garden. Thumbs up
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