I’ve been toying with the idea of composting inside the chicken run. In the summer/fall I would occasionally toss wheel barrels full of raked leaves in the run for them to play in and every once in a while I give them leftovers along with their feed so I think I am partially there already. My question is……If I decide to start composting with my kitchen scraps, garden weeding, leaves, sticks etc in the run, when I clean the poop boards every week, can I toss that onto the pile as well or is that a no-no?
I also have bunnies and I toss their droppings/bedding onto an existing poop pile (which is where I currently toss the chicken droppings). Can I add that to the compost pile too?
I was thinking of constructing a two section open front structure from block and old pallets to semi contain the piles. Any opinions on adding their waste and that of my bun buns to the compost pile to let the chickens scratch in it? I guess it’s just a gross thought in my head of the chickens ingesting their own poop and that of the buns as it’s mixed in with the kitchen/garden scraps that they will peck at.