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post #11 of 13
It is good fertilizer but dont pour it directly on the plants. It will burn them. Pour it next to them on the soil or work it into the soil before planting.
post #12 of 13

Before getting my own little "fertilizer factories", I used to buy composted chicken poo in bags. It had been composted with wood chips for 7 years and, let me tell you, I've never seen anything grow like it does in this stuff!! I live on a rocky hill, so I dig a hole for planting, fill it with the compost, then put in the plant. Roses love it! So does just about anything else. I have raised veggie beds and whiskey barrels which I filled with potting soil and the compost. Everything grows like mad! I'm planning on putting my saved chicken poo in the gardens to over-winter there, and then will work it into the soil in spring. I expect it will give "new life" to the gardens.

 

It's one of the many advantages to owning chickens. Enjoy!


Edited by 7 Biddies - 8/5/12 at 8:14am

Owned by 2 grown offspring, 3 spoiled cats (Albert, Stanley, & Claude), and 7 (correction: 9; chicken math, ya know) silly biddies: Blanche, Dorothy, Olivia, Miss Prissy, Agnes, Edwina, Eunice, Ruby and Bernice, who fill my basket with gorgeous multicolored eggs.

 

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Owned by 2 grown offspring, 3 spoiled cats (Albert, Stanley, & Claude), and 7 (correction: 9; chicken math, ya know) silly biddies: Blanche, Dorothy, Olivia, Miss Prissy, Agnes, Edwina, Eunice, Ruby and Bernice, who fill my basket with gorgeous multicolored eggs.

 

Here, every night is Ladies' Night:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/lazy-womans-automatic-self-operating-chicken-coop

 

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post #13 of 13
Thanks im thinking of starting a veggie patch so I'll start a compost bin for the poo. the girls can help me in the garden. im having so much fun with them
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