Chicken Composting

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Runawaylobster, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. Runawaylobster

    Runawaylobster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just reading the article about composting with chickens and I had an idea. Currently my run has sand in it but i have to buy it and get it delivered which gets crazy expensive. BUT I have a lychee orchard and I am knee deep in dead leaves all the time, so after reading the article i put 2 and 2 together and came up with 14...... can I compost some of these leaves in the chicken run??
     
  2. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As long as they aren't poisonous. (I googled and couldn't figure it out.)

    I actually just started doing the same thing. I got 14 bags of leaves from my sister's yard and filled my run with them. The chickens love scratching them and it should begin composting and enhancing my soil. I hope to plant some shrubs for them after it's been improved.
     
  3. Runawaylobster

    Runawaylobster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats awesome,

    I don't think they are poisonous because they range out in the orchard and they seem OK :)

    thank you for the googling.

    can't wait to try it

    Lesley
     
  4. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wonderful! Yes, dump them in there. It's wonderful.
     

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