So, I want chickens. I have been reading, reading, reading. Drawing up plans, naming chickens I don't even have yet and getting very excited. Then my husband is reading about people dying from e coli laced beef etc. He does some research and finds that you can have issues if you don't properly compost the chicken manure. So, I go online to find out for myself about composting chicken manure etc. I read tons about salmonella and issues with root veggies... that makes me a little nervous. Then I read the amounts of how much manure each hen produces and well that is WAY more than I need for my city lot. So I started to research other means of getting rid of the manure and the only other thing that they say is burn it. Well, I am pretty sure that burning it will not only get me in trouble with the city but also make it so that I can no longer have chickens as the ordinances will be changed very quickly! So, is there anything else I can do??? My indoor birds I just throw theirs in the trash... can we do that with chicken manure and let it compost the land fill? I don't know what to do but this could threaten my whole plans of getting chickens... that and the cdc saying that if you have children under 5 in the home you should not have them for fear that the child will put their hands in their mouth after touching something the coop..