Dead chicken into cesspool

Old 05-31-16, 06:44 PM
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Dead chicken into cesspool

My farmer friend has two cesspools in series. They drain to a field tile. A few years ago, he was having problems, and was advised to throw a dead chicken into the upstream cesspool, feathers and everything. He says it worked. Comments?
Old 05-31-16, 07:39 PM
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Wives tale and a waste of a perfectly good chicken...

There is more bacteria in human waste then any product or animal someone may want to add to their septic...

What could the chicken possibly have done to help his septic out?
Old 06-01-16, 03:24 AM
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My grandfather always swore by putting a packet of yeast into his septic tank each month and he never had any septic issues. I've done the same although I forget about a third of the time. I've had a trouble free septic system also.
Old 06-01-16, 03:47 AM
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Dead chicken? really?

There are commercially available bacterial additives available to put into septic tanks to help keep them balanced. I'm sure the yeast idea is just as good.

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