Hello from Ontario

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Majlis, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. Majlis

    Majlis New Egg

    Apr 8, 2016
    Berkeley Ontario
    Hello everyone! ! I just recieved my first chicken coop today!!! Can't wait to get it ready and get my birds. This is a new adventure to me!! I have a question particularly for those who don't live on farms..
    I have no other animals besides domestic pets so I don't know the best option for where to put the dirty hay and/or shavings from the coop!! Just throw it out with the trash? Or anybody with other suggestions I would greatly appreciate it!!
    Thanks Muchly :)
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Congrats on your new coop and impending birds :clap Here is a thread on composting that you may find useful ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/900637/hot-composting-with-chicken-bedding-and-garden-waste
    If you type in the search bar above there are many others on composting that may help you too. I personally burn or dump my bedding over on a heap in the woods over the road from us. It breaks down well.

    Wishing you the very best of luck with your new ventures. Be sure to ask any questions, everyone here to help and very friendly.

    Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
  3. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member Project Manager

    Aug 14, 2010
    Hardy Township, OH
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

    Jan 10, 2013
    [​IMG] glad you have joined us and congrats on your decision to get your own flock.

    Make sure your coop can house the number of chickens you want.

    If you don't have acreage, then you can still composite or age the wastes in a metal trash can with holes drilled in the bottom and a around the sides - a few inches above the ground. After 3 months you can use that in your gardens.

    Composted poop smells only if wet - if you go with trash cans then make sure to use lids --- never, never wet with a hose --I know from personal experience [​IMG]

    Good luck in your new adventure.
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
  7. Majlis

    Majlis New Egg

    Apr 8, 2016
    Berkeley Ontario
    Thanks everyone for your extremely helpful suggestions! I will be going with the compost idea. We do have a few acres mostly bush so would like to dump it but my dogs will just drag it back out! They love to "help" around the yard like that [​IMG]
    I look forward to sharing my experiences and any information is so appreciated.
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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