chicken poop !

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by hotchicks5, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. hotchicks5

    hotchicks5 Hatching

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    Hello ! We have 5 girls who generously provide us with many eggs and MUCH poo !! What does everybody do with theirs please ?
     

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] I put it on the compost pile, and when it breaks down it goes in the garden and flower beds.
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    Greetings from Kansas, hotchicks5, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our flock! I use my chicken's poop in a couple of ways - I till it into my garden, compost it, and top dress mulch established tomato plants, and have even traded it to people for veggies.
     
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. I compost as well. :thumbsup
     

  5. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Crowing Premium Member

    Really, we only keep chickens for the poop. It's gold!! [​IMG]

    Kidding, but only a little bit. We're huge gardeners.
     
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] I managed to sell some of mine to other gardeners. It's lovely for compost! Just don't put too much in the heap and too little plant material as this could make your compost too acid. I worked my way around this problem by adding wood ash to neutralise the acid a bit since wood ash is alkaline. But remember: Wood ash, not charcoal fire ash.
     
  7. k4eqh

    k4eqh Chirping

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    In answer to the query about what to do with the " poo " that is left over..............

    Really good for the compost pile, I have mine mixed with straw, and it all makes a wonderful additive as long as you

    put a good portion of lime on it when added........needs to be "sweetened" up a bit..................zip
     
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  8. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Songster

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio....so glad you joined BYC
     
  9. hotchicks5

    hotchicks5 Hatching

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    Thankyou everyone ! we shall carry on composting ! [​IMG]
     

  10. thasista

    thasista Songster

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    HI from KY and[​IMG]
     

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