Lasagna Garden + Rabbit Compost

Swanlake999(8b)August 29, 2014

I am planning to create one level and one raised bed this fall using lasagna gardening. I have discovered a local rescue shelter is offering free rabbit compost -- "a mix of bunny poop, hay and pine wood pellet sawdust". My question is: will using this as one of the layers attract raccoons, rats or other unwanted visitors? It would make sense to me to use the bunnie compost as one of the bottom layers to ensure it is covered up. Has anyone used this and did you have problems?

Thanks so much for your help!

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Kimmsr(4a/5b-MI)

When I raised Rabbits and spread the manure they produced around the garden beds I had no more problem with raccoons, or any other wildlife, then when I did not use that manure. Same with chicken, horse, cow, and the Llama (Alpaca, Vicuna) manure I used.
Ripe produce, tomatoes, corn, lettuce, eggplant, peppers, etc. was what attracted them, not the manure.

    Bookmark   August 29, 2014 at 7:01AM
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Swanlake999(8b)

Thank you for your response kimmsr. I will plan to do at least one layer of rabbit compost in my lasagna beds!

    Bookmark   September 2, 2014 at 11:20PM
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lazy_gardens

Predators can tell the difference between bunnies and bunny poop ... It sounds like a great resource for you.

    Bookmark   September 3, 2014 at 3:25PM
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