Can we put the bedding pellets directly into the garden

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Quilting Hen, Mar 20, 2015.

  1. Quilting Hen

    Quilting Hen Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 13, 2015
    Gresham, Oregon
    We are very new to this whole chicken family thing and I am wondering if we can put the bedding pellets we clean out of the plastic tub directly onto the garden? I realize this is probably a silly question.
  2. StarChicken

    StarChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 14, 2010
    Benton, Arkansas
    No! Chicken poop is Hot! Hot means it will burn the roots of your plants and they will die. I've even killed tomato plants by putting regular fertilizer too close to them. Chicken poop should be composted for around a year before using it in your garden.

    What kind of bedding pellets are you using? The reason I ask is that even the pine shavings I use with my chicks has to be composted or it will rob the soil of vital nutrients. So, composting for sure for me.

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