Originally Posted by Karen27
I am new to composting with chicken poop I just got a dual composting tumbler .I just noticed a ammonia smell today . Any advice on what to do I was going to add some more brown ingredients but I wasn't sure if I should just start over or not .
add more brown materials and spray some water in then turn it-- allow air in
if you doing it right there's an earth (wet dirt) like smell- and you can feel the heat when you are turning it
this is why i don't use the deep litter method here.. since my chickens will be baking in arizona heat..
my city has a composting program where they will provide compost bin for free. 1 per household or $5 each.
the compost bin is pretty much the trash can that they cut in half and drilled 2-3 in size holes around the bin
every day i'll put the manure from the coop and run in there and cover it with a layer of brown materials (usually dried leaves) and spray some water on it..i'll turn the pile every few days
Edited by BruceAZ - 6/3/16 at 11:02am