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Compost in my run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ChitownHV, May 17, 2017.

  1. ChitownHV

    ChitownHV In the Brooder

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    I just ordered my chicks, which are due to arrive in June. I'll start building my coop and run this week, knowing full well that it may be a couple of months until my girls can use it. My question is this: can I dump the current contents of my compost bin in the run and let it stay there so my chickens simply add to it?
     

  2. cacknballs

    cacknballs Chirping

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    i do...

    i add to it every couple of weeks, then when it starts building up too much i shovel some out, put it back on one side of the pile to regen, and add some more "fresh" stuff from the other side.

    the chickens friggin' love it when i put the new stuff in.
     

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