composting shavings?

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  1. Dilly

    Dilly Cooped Up

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    I plan on replacing the shavings quite often in my coop. I am curious about composting them. Will they break down or am I going to just be making a hung pile that will need to be cleaned up at a later date?

    I have never composted a thing, so any advice on composting is greatly appreciated. Just remember I want to do this if I can with the shavings as part of the deal, otherwise I won't bother.

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  2. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes you can compost your litter an shavings.you do so by turning an stirring the pile 2 or 3 times a week for 6 months.now i dont know how much itll break down your shavings.but id have 2 compost piles going.an in the fall id spead it on your garden.an till it into the soil.an let it set till spring.an youll have natural free cheap fert for your garden.
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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