Compost heap in your run

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Keith1186, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. Keith1186

    Keith1186 Hatching

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    Hi any thoughts about putting a compost heap inside the chicken run divided off in one corner?
     
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  2. Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]
     
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  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

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    [​IMG] I keep my compost pile all by itself .
     
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  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    The compost needs to be fermented a bit before chickens use it too much. You will also be attracting a lot of mice and rats if you keep it in the run or too close to the coop.

    Welcome to BYC!
     
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  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
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  6. CarolinaHen

    CarolinaHen Songster

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    We started composting in our run this year, and are absolutely thrilled with the results.
     
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  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
     
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  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Understand that chickens love to work compost piles, but they will spread the compost all over the pen.
     
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  9. CarolinaHen

    CarolinaHen Songster

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    That's for sure! We use a deep litter method, so composting in the run works for us. [​IMG]
     

  10. Keith1186

    Keith1186 Hatching

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    Deep litter?
     

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