Chickens raiding the compost pile

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by JenBirdRansom, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. JenBirdRansom

    JenBirdRansom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well they just love it!! Is it bad for them to be rooting around in there? Our compost pile is pallets screwed together like a box with the front a little lower. We can't move it and can't move the chickens. We would have to just rake it down and not have one....so is it OK for them to have access?
     
  2. devora

    devora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Heck, I encourage my girls to get in there. Saves me the work of turning it![​IMG]
     
  3. JenBirdRansom

    JenBirdRansom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So the decaying vegetation and table scraps won't hurt them?
     
  4. CSWolffe

    CSWolffe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Won't hurt them. A lot of folk just toss in their scraps and yard clipping right in the pen, and let the chickens compost it for them. Chicken poo makes a great fertilizer, just don't put it on your plants for six months before you plan on harvesting.
     
  5. JenBirdRansom

    JenBirdRansom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome! Thank you!
     

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