Deer Droppings - Knowledgebase Question

Taberg, NY
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Question by ebddjc
March 9, 2000
I would like to know if there would be any plus and/or minuses to my adding deer droppings to my compost pile? This would be from wild deer. I have tried researching about deer droppings nutrient value, but haven't found anything.

Answer from NGA
March 9, 2000
It should be fine to add them to your compost pile. Unless you are adding them as a major proportion of your ingredients I would not be too concerned about the exact analysis (it will vary somewhat depending on what they have been eating); simply consider them a source of some nitrogen if they are fresh.

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