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Can used PDZ be put in the garden?

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We're getting ready to "spring clean" the coop and run. This time I want to completely change out the PDZ on the poopboard. Can it be spread on the garden along with the pine shavings from the coop and deep litter from the run ? We have some beautiful compost out in the run!
2 Buff Orpingtons, 4 Black Sex Links,. 1 Golden Retriever, 1 "old man" cat and 2 Betta.
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2 Buff Orpingtons, 4 Black Sex Links,. 1 Golden Retriever, 1 "old man" cat and 2 Betta.
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Originally Posted by ChickenMammX4 View Post

We're getting ready to "spring clean" the coop and run. This time I want to completely change out the PDZ on the poopboard. Can it be spread on the garden along with the pine shavings from the coop and deep litter from the run ? We have some beautiful compost out in the run!
I've wondered the same thing. I know it helps out big time in horse stalls.
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PDZ won't hurt the garden or compost, it actually 'holds' the nitrogen/ammonia and will release it....

.......but chicken poop should really be aged before applying to food plants.

And wood chips/shavings can use up nitrogen as it decomposes if mixed into the soil.


Edited by aart - 3/19/16 at 6:16am

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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The PDZ's won't harm my birds if it's on the bottom with shavings on top? I've never used it in my coop.
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Originally Posted by doll888 View Post

The PDZ's won't harm my birds if it's on the bottom with shavings on top? I've never used it in my coop.

It won't hurt them even if they are right on it.....I, and many others, use it in my brooder and on the poop boards.


Edited by aart - 3/19/16 at 6:17am

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Originally Posted by aart View Post

It won't hurt them even if they are right on it.....I, and many others, use it in my brooder and on the poop boards.
Thank you for the information! Have a great day!
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