So when I clean out the brooder, I've been just dumping the pine shavings and poo into the woods or my gardens. Now, I've been reading that I should compost it first. My husband just warned me that the pine is too acidic and I'm probably going to kill my flowers. I did read NOT to put the stuff from the brooder into the gardens where food is growing into the ground (like carrots, onions, etc) Is that true? (I've only plopped the dumpings into my flower gardens and used as mulch at this point.) OK, so my questions, I guess, can I continue to do what I've been doing? Should I compost (and how!?) or just dump it in the woods? And once they move into the coop and I have that much more, what shall I do with it? I had no idea, really, how much chickens poop! And I want to make the most of it!