1. Linda W. Mix

    Linda W. Mix New Egg

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    In an urban setting, what do you do with the manure?
     
  2. Teeah3612

    Teeah3612 Out Of The Brooder

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    Use it in your flower beds.
     
  3. CoolSpring

    CoolSpring New Egg

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    If you have a garden too, I guess if your in the city you could have a small garden maybe.
     
  4. vickircafe

    vickircafe Out Of The Brooder

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    Use it to feed your black fly larvae if you have any for your chickens. Just put some larvae in a large bucket with a cover, the kind that has a hole in it for pouring, and give them some bran flakes and cut dried grass then keep adding manure on top every day. They eat it like crazy. Make sure the hole is open. Keep your bucket in very warm area but out of direct sun. I have 30 chickens and use all my manure for the larvae. Make sure you give some larvae to the chickens each day, they love them.
     
  5. Linda W. Mix

    Linda W. Mix New Egg

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    Black fly larvae? They eventually develop into flies (those you don't feed to the chickens), don't they? Aren't we trying to avoid the flies?
     
  6. mystang89

    mystang89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use it for the garden.
     
  7. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

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    I compost mine with saved leaves and the shavings from the coop. Then when they turn brown and fluffy I put it around the flowers , into the garden and around trees and scrubs. It grows things like crazy. but always compost first. Gloria Jean
     
  8. lprofancik

    lprofancik Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Do you compost it over the winter? I have a pile started, but wasn't sure how long to let it sit.
     
  9. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    In an urban setting, the smaller lot requires less compost by volume, but in an urban setting, the flock size is typically smaller producing less manure by volume. So, it matches up well. It is amazing how compost "shrinks" down to a rather small amount. Compost allowed to break down for around a year will be black, almost odorless and useable on lawn, flower beds, gardens, etc. You'll never buy chemical fertilizer again. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  10. vickircafe

    vickircafe Out Of The Brooder

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    Linda W. Mix :

    Black fly larvae? They eventually develop into flies (those you don't feed to the chickens), don't they? Aren't we trying to avoid the flies?

    These are not the pesky house flies, these are good flies. If you have Black flies around they will keep the house flies away. Win, Win situation all the way around.​
     

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