I had my cess pit stop working a while back and I asked how to restart it?
A lady in a farm shop told to drop a rotting chicken into the pit.
I did this and my pit started working again.
You do not want maggots in the pit so I tied a length of wire (4') onto the chicken legs, then put the chicken in a polythene bag, with the wire sticking out, seal it airtight.
I left the chicken in the bag till it started to deteriate and the bag puffed out a bit.
I then opened up the pit, secured the wire so as the chicken would be able to hang into the 'slurry' then I held my breath, untied the bag and lowered the chicken in.
The chicken was submerged (pushed it under with a pole) put the lid back on and left it.
One month later I opened the pit and took out the wire. There was no trace of the chicken and the pit appeared to have started decomposing again.
My pit has just been emptied for the first time in 9 years and it has been powered by that one chicken for the last three.
Had I have been in good health and could have checked the pit I would have noticed it had stopped working again and I would have been able to put another chicken in but unfortunatly I was to late!!
BUY YOUR CHICKEN FROM A SHOP, DO NOT USE A LIVE ONE AND DO NOT NICK ONE OF YOUR NEIGHBOURS.