Didn't know where to put this..

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Southern28Chick, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Is my compost pile going to catch fire?!?!?!?! I've always heard that chicken poop on a pile will catch fire. I have a compost pile. It's rotten food, old pine shavings and 24 chickens worth of poop. I've been watering it, but today was the first time I took the pitch fork to it. STEAM was rising up out of it and even in the 95+ degree weather I could feel HEAT coming from it. It also smells like a trash dump!!!

    Am I doing something wrong?
  2. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    Nope! [​IMG] Just keep turning it.
  3. cookinmom

    cookinmom Songster

    Mar 14, 2007
    Saint George GA
    It's supposed to get hot, but it won't get hot enough to catch fire. I've read that if you put a layer of dirt on top it will hold the stink down. Also, don't put any kind of meat or fats in it, only vegetable/plant matter & manure (but not from meat-eating animals like dogs/cats).
    Good luck with your compost! [​IMG]

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