barrel manure ager

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by mendozer, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. mendozer

    mendozer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going to make one of these for compost
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    with holes all over for ventilation. Will this work well for manure as well? Also, because of the added heat and ventilation this device gets compared to my current trash can full of poo, will be be ready for soil faster?

    I add shavings, poo, the occasional soft egg that falls through the slatted floor, etc into the bin. Is it done when it stops smelling? I'll also throw some into compost, but most of it will be by itself as manure
     
  2. amydzek

    amydzek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been told to compost manure either by itself or in an open air pile... it will turn your compost bad or something... not 100% sure why just know thats what I ave been told :) I have a poop catching bin under their roosting pole and I just dump it into a home depot bucket and let it sit for a few months... then I just mix it into the gardens as needed
     

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