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Ammonia smell with composting chicken poop

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Hi ,

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  .

 

Thanks,

Karen

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I'd just add to it to even the mix out. It should be okay smile.png
Nikki
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Originally Posted by Karen27 View Post
 

Hi ,

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  .

 

Thanks,

Karen

 

 

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

 

http://eartheasy.com/grow_compost.html

https://www.epa.gov/recycle/composting-home

 

 


Edited by BruceAZ - 6/3/16 at 11:02am
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Ok thats what I am getting fro you and the other guy that replied , Thanks !!
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Ok thats what I am getting fro you and the other guy that replied , Thanks !!

 

:/:rolleyes:

 

you're welcome

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