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10-20-2007, 09:07 PM
I know this is a strange question to ask, but where can I find some chicken manure? Most the books and resources I've found recommend seeding a fry pond with chicken manure before adding fry. I'm hoping to conduct a planned spawning next spring (gosanke or lemon hariwakes) and am just trying to plan ahead. Are there any alternatives besides chicken manure I could use for this purpose? (Hint: I have four dogs...if you know what I mean). What else can I use to seed a fry pond besides chicken manure?

Just Jessie
10-20-2007, 10:11 PM
Don't use dog manure.
Where in SoCal are you? I can maybe help you find someone in your area with chickens.

10-20-2007, 11:07 PM
You can buy inorganic fertilizers made special for creating an algae bloom in pond water. Or find a fertilizer that is high in Phosphorous. All fertilizers have a N-P-K rating on them. the Phosphorous is the P which should be the highest #

Do a web search for fertilizing pond water and, you should be able to find some tables on dosing for pond size.


10-20-2007, 11:22 PM
hear ya go two links for ya one to read and the other is the product


10-23-2007, 07:29 AM
Have you looked over Brett's "Caring for new Fry" thread? He has a recipe for seeding a fry tank on that one that might make your life easier.
As far as chicken manure goes, I'd be headed for the nearest livestock feed store first. They're selling chicken feed to somebody, and where there's chickens being fed there's bound to be some chicken s#!t;)

11-09-2007, 12:45 PM
Don't know if it will work for you but Lowes sells ****-a-doodle-poo.... :roll: