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Chickens as composters

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by comp6512, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. comp6512

    comp6512 Songster

    Dec 3, 2008
    I have a crazy idea: can I put spent plants from my garden into the chicken coop, on the floor, for them to compost it?

    I have deep litter on the floor, wood shavings. But because I don't spend enough effort to maintain compost pile properly, thought chickens
    might help me a bit. Yes? No? [​IMG]

  2. Yashar

    Yashar New Egg

    Oct 18, 2010
    Oak Hill, New York
    I give my chickens many plants from my garden especially the weeds.
    I don't put things in the coop, but outside. But I suppose if it is something you're sure they will eat, it seems like a good idea.
    Seems like it could get pretty messy with decaying plant matter sitting around, maybe even stinky.

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