compostin chicken manure while cutting down on flies, odor

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by mikemacon, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. mikemacon

    mikemacon New Egg

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    place dry leaves about 1 foot deep under the roost ( box in the roost to keep the leaves piled). add new leaves weekly or as needed to keep litter dry and control odors. chickens will work the leaves and turn them over and over. within 90 days or less, you will have pulverized rich compost for the garden without the "heat" often associated with poultry manure. follow this procedure all year; it is especially effective during the summer fly season.
     
  2. Moabite

    Moabite Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2010
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    I have a similar system but I use pine shavings instead and only about 4 inches. I only have 6 birds though and I swear they try to hold it until they get out to the run. That is a great idea though, is that what you do?
     
  3. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    Can I ask why this is under recipes and chicken care section/or gardening?
     
  4. chuckzoo

    chuckzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2009
    Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    Cause it sounds so yummy!
     
  5. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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