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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ctwx, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. ctwx

    ctwx New Egg

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    How do I mulch chicken manure that is in pine shavings?


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  2. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    You can put all of that poopy shavings in a compost pile, or you can use it on the paths BETWEEN plants (but not touching the plants).


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  3. ctwx

    ctwx New Egg

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    Seems like there is a lot more shavings than manure should I be changing if less frequently


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  4. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    Sure, but completely up to you.
     
  5. lazy gardener

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    How many birds in how big a coop and how deep are the shavings, and how often are you changing them? I tend to stir the poo into the shavings now and then, If a few days pass and I haven't gotten to it, the poo will pile up under the roost. I grab a shovel and a small rake type of tool, and scrape those little piles into the shovel to dump into the compost. That extra bit of maintenance keeps the coop odor free for at least 2 months, and if I wanted to I could continue to just add extra bedding now and then, working towards a DL method, in which case, removing any poo would be counterproductive.
     

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