Free manure or to buy wanted for garden

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  1. Mark

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    I'm keen to find places or properties who either give away animal manure or sell it to the general public. Horse or chicken manure is probably the most readily available.

    We can make this discussion an area to list such places so feel free to post where you get your raw manures from or if you see a property who often has manure for sale or give away displayed.

    Personally, I'm interested in suppliers around the Caboolture or north Brisbane area but anyone can list a raw manure supplier from anywhere around Australia or indeed the world.

    I use much of my own manures from our chickens and ducks in the garden but also like to buy from around the local area to bolster my supplies and get all my beds ready for the growing season.

    Note: When a member posts about manures or compost in their local area just check their avatar and you'll see the location (if this member has entered a location in their profile it will show) and you'll know what part of the world they are talking about.
     
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    Hi Mark,

    Callaghan Road, Narangba has at least one house that has horse manure out the front for sale. There is also a pony club in the street that maybe able to help out as well.
     
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    I was getting horse poo from the local stables then I realised (or suspected?) that the horses were dosed up with antibiotics, so if you know someone with a few horses in their paddock then you might be better off with that. Personally we have a heap of cows in our paddocks so when I get motivated enough I'll go around with the wheelbarrow, shred it all up with the ride-on mower and use that. :)
     
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  4. Mark

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    They reckon cow manure is better than horse manure because cows chew or grind their food up more and this means less weeds in the poo or compost...
     
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    Sounds about right, not really doable with all the wet weather we've been having, gets a bit mushy. :)
     
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    Yeah, I used to help out on my uncle's dairy farm so I know what cow mush is like :D
     
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    Hi, we just bought 4 yards of mushroom compost for $38.00. We got it from a huge mushroom grower around here. They just want it gone. Maybe folks can check other growers out in their areas. Ann
     
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    Thanks Ann, that seems very reasonable for good compost if you're needing some around your part of the world - excellent!
     
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