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Hello everyone! ! I just recieved my first chicken coop today!!! Can't wait to get it ready and get my birds. This is a new adventure to me!! I have a question particularly for those who don't live on farms..
I have no other animals besides domestic pets so I don't know the best option for where to put the dirty hay and/or shavings from the coop!! Just throw it out with the trash? Or anybody with other suggestions I would greatly appreciate it!!
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Hi welcome-byc.gif

Glad you could join the flock! Congrats on your new coop and impending birds clap.gif Here is a thread on composting that you may find useful ~ http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/900637/hot-composting-with-chicken-bedding-and-garden-waste
If you type in the search bar above there are many others on composting that may help you too. I personally burn or dump my bedding over on a heap in the woods over the road from us. It breaks down well.

Wishing you the very best of luck with your new ventures. Be sure to ask any questions, everyone here to help and very friendly.

Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat frow.gif
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:welcome

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Poultry: Icelandic Chicken Flock, and Guineas

Dogs: 3 Icelandic Sheepdogs and a Schipperkee

Goats: A small, fun herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats

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HALLOWEEN Hatch-a-Long 2016

Incubating w/Friends Thread  & NOTES section click HERE  

 

 

Poultry: Icelandic Chicken Flock, and Guineas

Dogs: 3 Icelandic Sheepdogs and a Schipperkee

Goats: A small, fun herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats

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post #4 of 8

:welcome  glad you have joined us and congrats on your decision to get your own flock.

 

Make sure your coop can house the number of chickens you want.

 

If you don't have acreage, then you can still composite or age the wastes in a metal trash can with holes drilled in the bottom and a around the sides - a few inches above the ground.  After 3 months you can use that in your gardens.

 

Composted poop smells only if wet - if you go with trash cans then make sure to use lids --- never, never wet with a hose --I know from personal experience :sick

 

Good luck in your new adventure.

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Attention:  loads of contests to enter, pick your favorites and join the fun: post #1

 

 

Raising Hens in Georgia!  Limited experience, but a lot of opinions.  

Reintegrating a Recovered Hen to a Small Flock:

Don't be Chicken, Even a Cat Can Bake a Gingerbread House

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post #6 of 8
Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

 

All the best

CT

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post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone for your extremely helpful suggestions! I will be going with the compost idea. We do have a few acres mostly bush so would like to dump it but my dogs will just drag it back out! They love to "help" around the yard like that 😄
I look forward to sharing my experiences and any information is so appreciated.
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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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