disposal of wood shavings?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ozark hen, Apr 27, 2007.

  1. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    Used wood shavings... I have just started scattering mine after each cleaning on top the newly planted garden spots, chick poo and all. Has anyone else been doing this? I have been raising twenty chicks in two large RubberMaid tubs in the house and change their shavings every two days. thanks for your input. I might add, these shavings are from bales I purchased for the chicks when we bought them.
     
  2. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's what I do with mine. I also scatter in out in the woods under the trees where it can benefit them as fertilizer.

    I think you just have to be careful not to put too much in any one place because it's pretty potent.

    Good luck with your chickies!!

    Lori
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Yeah, all compost ables from my chickens, left overs, and scraps just get tossed all over the ground till growing season. During summer months. it is just plopped into one big stinky mess on the ground to be tilled in at the end of season after the birds go though it.
     
  4. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    thanks, thought it would be fine but just better off double checking. [​IMG]
     
  5. tabsmonsters

    tabsmonsters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ozark Hen,

    My husbands family is down between mansfield and hartville area. Nice to see someone from the area!
     
  6. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    Hi tabmonsters, yes, we are located about three miles south of Hartville.
     
  7. daubernut

    daubernut Out Of The Brooder

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    Stuff works great on rhubarb as rhubarb is such a heavy feeder. We put a heavy dose in the fall and rhubarb pokes through real early cause it is kept so warm.
     
  8. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    daubernut- that is good to know. I put some rhubarb out last year and the late heavy freeze nipped it back. I will put some on it, thanks for the headsup.
     
  9. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    I rototill mine into the garden beds in the spring.
     
  10. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    it is so nice not to have to worry about commercial fertilizers again. I love having everything "natural".
     

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