I hope I'm in the right place for this--I just couldn't find a topic that it really "fit" perfectly. I have been using the deep litter method in my coop all summer and want to clean it out so my chickens have a fresh start for the extra time they'll spend in there during the winter. I'm wondering if it is safe to spread the old litter over my inactive garden, or if it would cause problems when I plant in May. I use really fine pine shavings for bedding (almost sawdust consistency), so I think they'll break down fine. I'm just worried about the poo still being too hot. I also plan on putting other compost on there. Does anyone else so this? What have your results been?