Help! What does everyone do for composting bedding?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by CarolinaQuackers, Aug 19, 2018.

  1. CarolinaQuackers

    CarolinaQuackers Chirping

    Jul 30, 2018
    We have come to that GROSS point. What do you do with the pine shavings that you've dumped into a pile out of the way? We have never done this before. I have also never composted!
    What are your tips? How do you do it? What do you do with the straw bedding after you clean your duck house? PLEASE give us some tips.
    Pictures would be great!
  2. NoahSully

    NoahSully Songster

    Jul 30, 2018
    I dump the pine shavings from the ducks and the straw from the chickens in a pile in the garden and put some black plastic over it to speed the decomposing process. We rotatil the compose in our soil every year in the garden. We also bought these rotatable composte boxes when we didn't have a spot for the composte pile.

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  3. Jpat

    Jpat Crowing

    Apr 30, 2018
    Nova scotia
    i stog my green bin and watch it all drive away
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  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia ~Delight yourself in the Lord~

    I have an area out side of their fencing where I put it it breaks down pretty quick then I put it in the flower beds.
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  5. Trux

    Trux Songster

    Mar 26, 2018
    I deep litter the run so most of my chicken coop stuff goes into run. Summer we use misters and when winter comes here to SoCal it rains, so it is a work in progress. I turn the stuff over every week or two. When fall gets here will be adding leaves to the mix as well. Should have some nice rich soil by next spring.
  6. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    I live in the country so I haul it out and either put it under my spruce trees or spread in my pasture..
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