Turkey Power

Turkey Power

PostBy: djackman On: Fri Nov 28, 2008 3:06 am

In the sprit of Thanksgiving:

With 16,000 hens gobbling around him, Langmo is standing on a 15-inch layer of turkey litter — some 750 tons of the stuff — that represents a new source of energy.
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Poultry litter works as a fuel because it's relatively dry, so it's easy to burn compared with cow and hog manure, which are too wet and smell far worse. Three tons of poultry litter have about as much energy as a ton of coal. The ash can be sold as a phosphate-rich fertilizer.


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Re: Turkey Power

PostBy: titleist1 On: Fri Nov 28, 2008 11:18 am

I respectfully disagree with the "smells worse" statement!! :D :D

On the Smell Scale......IMO....
A chicken house stinks the worst followed closely by a hog farm with cow manure a distant, distant third! :sick:
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Re: Turkey Power

PostBy: SuperBeetle On: Fri Nov 28, 2008 1:07 pm

titleist1 wrote:I respectfully disagree with the "smells worse" statement!! :D :D

On the Smell Scale......IMO....
A chicken house stinks the worst followed closely by a hog farm with cow manure a distant, distant third! :sick:


I'd have to agree that poultry is the worst. My Grandfather had chickens, turkeys, hogs, and cattle. I shoveled a lot af manure and the chicken & turkey tie for the nastiest of them. Then, hog, followed by cow. I also worked for some other farmers as well and sheep manure in pretty nasty stuff too.

Actually, the "dried cow patties" did burn pretty well. As far as the others well, I never tried them. :flush:
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Re: Turkey Power

PostBy: Horace On: Fri Nov 28, 2008 3:44 pm

Key words: "Doesn't smell as BAD."

It still smells!

How would my neighbors feel if I had 9 tons of turkey sh*t piled in the back yard?
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Re: Turkey Power

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Fri Nov 28, 2008 4:31 pm

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Re: Turkey Power

PostBy: BIG BEAM On: Fri Nov 28, 2008 9:48 pm

Talk about poo power,
When I was a teenager a friend of mine made a 3' high fence and 50'around and filled it with some kind of poop.Buried a 100' coil of plastic pipe( 2") in the manure,covered it with clear plastic so it wouldn't smell and made hot water with it.This was in the middle of Patchogue on L.I.It made so much hot water at first he had to let the hot water run slowly so it wouldn't go into steam.That fall it calmed down so it only made 150* water or so.By spring it was down to 120* but it made hot water for 1 year and we all had some good stuff for our gardens.This was in the 70s when oil took it's first big jump.
DON
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Re: Turkey Power

PostBy: kootch88 On: Fri Nov 28, 2008 9:54 pm

When I was a kid I worked on the farm next to us in Swansea, Ma. Devil will now that part of the country. The farm had a chicken house and 22 cows along with about 100 acres of vegetables we also worked. Maybe I was used to it, but the barn didn't hold a candle to the nasty chicken house!! The kids used to say us kids from that part of town smelled like farmers, and we probably did, and loved every bit of growing up smelling the nasty chicken shat and cow shat!!
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Re: Turkey Power

PostBy: e.alleg On: Sat Nov 29, 2008 2:20 am

I raise chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese for fun. The turkey *censored* is the worst, they make huge piles of nasty crap. The chicken *censored* just blends in with the wood shavings, the turkey dung piles up high.
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Re: Turkey Power

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Sat Nov 29, 2008 4:21 am

Didn't someone reply on here about using horse manure to insulate there home during the winter when they were kids? It not only insulated but gave off heat.
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