Vermicomposting with Rabbit Manure

bunnyVermicomposting can even be better off when rabbit manure is added along the process.  Rabbit manure is known to be rich in nitrogen and phosphorus which are nutrients needed by plants.  Unlike other types of manure, those from rabbits are not smelly.

To do vermicomposting with rabbit manure, you have to first set up the worm bin.  Have the holes drilled at the top and bottom part for aeration.  You also have to make sure that the bin is clean and not transparent.  Then, place the moist bedding inside (bedding can be shredded newspapers and magazines).  Once the bin is all set, you may introduce the worms to their new home.  They may try to escape at first so you have to keep the lid open for a while to allow light inside.  This will keep the worms from climbing out as they are afraid of light.

To incorporate the rabbit manure, create a small well at the center of the bedding.  Once hollowed, you may place 4-5 pounds of manure in it.  The composting worms will then work on that organic material until it is converted to a nutrient-rich natural fertilizer.  Remember to always keep the bedding moist even with manure on it.  You may do so by adding around 2 gallons of water every week.  This moisture will keep your composting worms working.  And since rabbit manure is easily decomposed, it won’t take long before you get the result.

Once the process is done (that is around 3 months), you can already harvest the castings of the Red Wiggler worms.  Just an additional reminder when adding rabbit manure in vermicomposting:  try to limit the amount of nitrogen present in the manure by adding peat moss in the bin.  Too much nitrogen may also kill the worms.

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