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Old October 3, 2014   #6
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Originally Posted by Cole_Robbie View Post
Pasteurizing is not the same as sterilizing. Hot compost piles get up to 180 in the center, which is hot enough to pasteurize, yet the compost produced is far from sterile. I'm thinking if I don't do it, my sock of manure will be full of maggots.
If you are really that worried about maggots in manure, let the chickens peck through it. They will remove all maggots with pleasure and even add a bit of their own manure to it to repay you for the gourmet delicacy you gave them.

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