disposing of chicken poop

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by yolka doodle, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. yolka doodle

    yolka doodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, can i ask what do you do with the dirty litter after cleaning out your chickens? my partner took some bags to the tip the other day and they would not take them as they are toxic. I now burn it on a fire but it smoulders and i cant burn it quick enough and end up with lots of bin bags. [​IMG]
     
  2. Thassa

    Thassa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Compost it and use it in your garden or on your potted plants. Its good stuff!
     
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  3. yolka doodle

    yolka doodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, i have never made compost before what do i need and how do i do it, sorry to sound stupid :) thank you.
     
  4. MeatKing

    MeatKing Chillin' With My Peeps

    You don't sound stupid, I have the same question. We have the same problem. We compost, our excess/leftover veggies. But our composter can not hold chicken litter..

    Have thought about building an open air composter out've palets.. Not too sure if this will work.

    Looking forward to hearing everyones respones, as what they do with all the chicken.... stuff..
     
  5. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Goodness, you make it as complicated as you wish, or just pile it up, out of the way somewhere. Keep piling it on. Eventually, in six months or a year? It literally dissolves into black gold. A kind of black soil compound that you can put around trees, spread on the garden, spread around the lawn and grow the best EVERYTHING ever.
     
  6. yolka doodle

    yolka doodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww thank you :) i used to clean my chickens out everyday at first, picking the poop out but now i do it once a week, if i see messy ones i get them out but like i say what to do with it. making use out of it makes sense and i like to grow veg. :)
     
  7. yolka doodle

    yolka doodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sounds good, thank you :)
     
  8. TallChickMagnet

    TallChickMagnet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You don't need to be fancy. Just start a pile out of the way. Put in it any organic waste like leaves, grass, table scrapes, chicken poop, coffee grounds, etc... Use a pitch fork or shevel to turn it once a week, wet it down every so often. It will break down in time. Use it in your garden or on your lawn.
     
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  9. yolka doodle

    yolka doodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, cant wait to get started now, can i put rabbit and guinea pig poop in as well or is that different? [​IMG]
     
  10. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    No different at all.

    A fall back plan? Sell it or give it away. Folks in the know will line up your road for mile to get it, trust me.
     

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