Another way to utilize manure

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Oblio13, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Been putting big pieces of cardboard under the roosts. When a thick layer of droppings accumulates, I put the cardboard around fruit trees, with mulch on top to make it look presentable and to keep it from blowing away. The cardboard suppresses weeds and the manure fertilizes. (Before anyone says that chicken manure is too "hot", it isn't if you just leave it on the surface rather than digging it in.)
     
  2. bethandjoeync

    bethandjoeync Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that's a pretty good idea. I may have to try that, when I can get my hands on some mulch
     
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    LOVE the idea! By the time the cardboard breaks down the fertilizer will be ready.
     
  4. patman75

    patman75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I like it. [​IMG]
     
  5. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

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    cool idea...on the okie thread we talked about the fun one can have with frozen poo and a sling shot
     
  6. toyzbox

    toyzbox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great idea....we have wood boards under the roost now so the cardboard can just sit on top. Makes for quick cleaning.
    Thanks are sharing...[​IMG]
     

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