Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by WildflowerJLH, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. Any reason that I should not put bits of ginger in the compost where the chooks are? Not talking tons. I pressed some through the garlic press into some soup, and i have the solids left.
  2. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Songster

    Nov 14, 2009
    Kingman Arizona
    I don't see why not.
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I'd boil that left over ginger in an equal weight of sugar and turn it to candied ginger to use in baking or just eat plain!
  4. But I pressed all of the moisture out of it. It is mostly skin and fiber.
  5. Ohhhdear

    Ohhhdear Songster

    Aug 15, 2010
    West Michigan
    Let us know, Wildflower. I use a lot of fresh ginger too and I haven't tried giving any to the girls. I do know they don't like other strong herbs from my garden. They avoid my lavender, basil, marigolds and geraniums. All of them have strong odors.
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Quote:Just add some water to it again. When you make candied ginger, you usually boil the ginger for half an hour, and use the liquid that comes out for tea. Granted, we usually peel the skin off ginger before using it, so you might just compost it, won't hurt the birds.

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