Compost Tumbler

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by jaydweight, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. jaydweight

    jaydweight Out Of The Brooder

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  2. crossgirl

    crossgirl Day Dream Believer

    Mar 15, 2011
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    Oh, that's awesome! Keep us posted on how it works for you. I've been wanting a tumbler but Lordy, they're expensive!
     
  3. Captain Carrot

    Captain Carrot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    compost needs, moisture, oxygen and heat.

    So pile it up, water it and turn it. I don't have a tumbler, but it looks like it makes the turning easier. It's very small though, you can't really get that much compost in there.

    I have three, 1 meter cubed bins made out of scrap lumber, pallets and corrugated plastic roofing, they do me fine.
     
  4. jaydweight

    jaydweight Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:They sure are! I saw one at Costco and it was something like $300! Not spending that much when I've got all the materials on hand to make one of these. [​IMG]
     
  5. PropsToMyPeeps

    PropsToMyPeeps Out Of The Brooder

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    I can't wait to see how it turns out. I love my pallet compost bin, but would love a tumbler even more.
     
  6. newchknmama

    newchknmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The tumbler at our Costco is $100 bucks. We have a store here caled Fred Meyer and their is $100 also. It seems about the same size as these drums here. Im really thinking about getting one myself.
    My husband took a picture of it for me..LOL


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  7. Naughty

    Naughty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have one i bought when our menard's opened - they had it on sale for 70 bucks - i have had it full of "stuff" for awhile - so here's hoping it works - it is almost kinda fun to turn the drum lol
     

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