Wanted: A stoker to burn chicken manure pellets

Re: Wanted: A stoker to burn chicken manure pellets

PostBy: Linc On: Sat Jan 05, 2008 8:47 am

I've been by the Wegman's Egg Farm and the Plainville Turkey Farm. PPPPPUUUUUUUUU !!!!!! I only had a few hundred chickens, a couple dozen ducks, a dozen turkeys,some guinea hens, 3 goats and a dozen pigs on maybe 1/3rd of an acre. Had no problem with smells. Well except on a hot and humid day,then you could tell I had pigs.LOL. :roll:
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Re: Wanted: A stoker to burn chicken manure pellets

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sat Jan 05, 2008 10:57 am

mikeandgerry wrote:anyway, is the chicken *censored* burning idea valid?


Yes it burns, doesn't have the heat of anthracite for sure but it burns.

My grandfather had two huge roundhouses for chickens, at the time I think they would hold 45,000 chickens in each. He actually used a small John Deere dozer to clean them. What a pile it would make. Yes, there were plenty of dead chickens in the manure. When they crowded up, some would die because they couldn't get air. They are not geniuses by the way. :)

He spent many a night sleeping in there with a shotgun in his lap waiting for the wolves. He started tacking their hides at the doorway to the roundhouses. Once he had a bunch up there, they were a little leary of coming by for a free meal. I think his dog Blackie ate more than the wolves anyway. :o
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Re: Wanted: A stoker to burn chicken manure pellets

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:03 am

Richard S. wrote:I saw a "Dirty Jobs" show where they were at a industrial chicken or turkey farm and it was quite repulsive to say the least... wish I never watched it. They had him cleaning manure and I swear it was 2 or 3 inches thick and every so often they'd find a dead bird embedded in the manure. :sick:


I saw that episode as well.
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Re: Wanted: A stoker to burn chicken manure pellets

PostBy: Matthaus On: Sat Jan 05, 2008 12:04 pm

I swear we are like a sowing circle on here any more with all clatter and drifting off topic! :lol: :lol:

Here is an example of what can be done, speaking of off topic, different concept but no less valid.
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Re: Wanted: A stoker to burn chicken manure pellets

PostBy: mikeandgerry On: Sat Jan 05, 2008 12:10 pm

Richard S. wrote:Maybe you had it for Sunday dinner... :lol:


LOL Maybe, you never know! But I think my mom was too squeamish. She was a city girl. I'll press her today for the truth!
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Re: Wanted: A stoker to burn chicken manure pellets

PostBy: stoker-man On: Sat Jan 05, 2008 6:42 pm

I built this chicken tractor for a very well-known person a few years back. It's made for free range chickens. About 15 sq. ft. of space for 4 chickens.

If I remember correctly, the copper frame took almost 40 hours to build and about $200 worth of copper.
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Re: Wanted: A stoker to burn chicken manure pellets

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Jan 05, 2008 8:13 pm

What no TV? I'm reporting you to PETA .
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