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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Swbuda, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. Swbuda

    Swbuda Out Of The Brooder

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    What do you do with the dirty wood shavings you clean out of the coop? Are they good fertilizer? Mine have DE in them..
     
  2. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    I'm not answerin' until you say you're sorry for posting a legitimate, well-written question with a misleading Thread title! Say you're sorry!
     
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  3. 2DogsFarm

    2DogsFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww...c'mon Hooligan - I'm sure she's sorry [​IMG]
    Besides, everyone knows its TGI-Almost-F!!!!

    I'd say you can compost the shavings, but that's just my experience with those from horse stalls. Consisting of manure, pine shavings and uneaten hay.
    Over the Winter it breaks down into gorgeous loam full of earthworms.
    Since I feed sunflower seeds to the horses I sometimes get vlounteer sunflowers in my manure pile too.
    Makes it look like Provence [​IMG]
     
  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Quote:[​IMG] Compost!


    And the answer to Swbuda's question is also compost! The DE will help kill bugs- the downside is that it will also kill the beneficial bugs. It's a question of balance. I sometimes use them as smelly mulch for the ornamentals. Cover it with the better stuff!
     
  5. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    umm compost pile-de or not ...
     
  6. Swbuda

    Swbuda Out Of The Brooder

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    HUH? What did I do? Did I say something wrong?
     
  7. Swbuda

    Swbuda Out Of The Brooder

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    I am SORRY, FOR ???? [​IMG] I guess I need to start a compost pile.. We have 4 horses and a donkey, so we have plenty of manure..Hee Hee.. [​IMG]
     
  8. emilyweck

    emilyweck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Funny! But......She's a new egg.....Give her a break! [​IMG]
     
  9. Swbuda

    Swbuda Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm not sure what I did HOOLIGAN, but 'PEACE', okay?
     
  10. emilyweck

    emilyweck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You did nothing. I think there is a hint of sarcasm going on. BUT...welcome and I am so glad you asked because I was wondering the same thing. Keep posting, please! Have a great night!! AND peace to all the chickens out there in their coops. Here's to a safe "chicken" night!
     

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