So I've had my girls for about 11 weeks now. I had started a compost bin recently when we moved out to the country but it was pretty new so it didn't look like much. Since getting the chickens (and now some guinea hens) I have been putting their bedding of pine shavings and newspaper (all poopified) into the compost pile. It is in the sun all day and I water and turn it at least once a week. The problem is that it just doesn't seem to be breaking down. At all. We used a black compost bin but found that difficult to turn, too small for the amount of chicken stuff we were adding and we filled it up before it ever gets to break down. I also add the usual kitchen scraps. Would adding worms to the uncomposted stuff work? Can worms survive in that stuff? Anyone know what I can do to speed up the compost process?