Compost

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by swimmom, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. swimmom

    swimmom Songster

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    Are there any benefits/negatives to putting a few shovelfulls of compost (no chemicals - I'm all organic) in the run?
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

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    Compost retains moisture so it would tend to make the run wetter/muddier. I also have uses for all the compost I can get my hands on. I really can't think of any benefits other than the bugs that would be in it and I consider that insignificant.
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

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    Keep the run as DRY as you can.
     
  4. mrbstephens

    mrbstephens Songster

    I toss my kitchen waste in the run for the chickens to eat. Once a week I rake the whole run and make a pile in the corner. My run is sandy and I add DE often. In the spring I use everything that has accumulated in the pile for the garden. [​IMG]
     
  5. swimmom

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    As usual, you guys are awesome! [​IMG] Thanks.
     

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