New composting room off the chicken run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Dukeofhawg, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. I think the ladies like it. We put all or table scraps and garden trimmings in here..... They use their dinosaur claws to break it up and eat what they like.
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    And, yes, they are spoiled...
     
  2. iyaibeji

    iyaibeji New Egg

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    That sounds brilliant.
    Can you give some details on the size and build of it?
    I am very interested in doing something similar.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Reminds me of a concept drawing I saw using the chooks to help process the compost in between annually rotating garden plots. Chooks spend one summer in garden plot on right also with access to compost in middle behind coop, then switch the following year.

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  4. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's awesome, I'm moving my compost into the run this summer. Hopefully I'll go from a 10'x10' run to a 50'x12'
     
  5. foulplay

    foulplay Chillin' With My Peeps

    would you be able to do it with chickens on pasture? like bring the compost to them in a crate or something made of skids.
     
  6. foulplay

    foulplay Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Like this?
     
  7. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what my compost is currently, 3 pallets nailed together with a few boards across the top. They get in there all the time and have a field day. I put a lower side on the front so it was easier to get my wheel barrow to it and dumped.
     
  8. busymadre

    busymadre Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thought about starting a "pallet" type compost, but was told they would easily rot. Aren't you afraid the pallets will rot?
    FYI: If you go on Craigs List, the "FREE" section sometimes has pallets available.
     
  9. foulplay

    foulplay Chillin' With My Peeps

    We have used the compost piles with the skids and they last two or three years depending on how good of shape they were before.
     
  10. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My pallet composter is going on 3 years and aside from some boards falling off, it's holding up fine. I had pressure treated pallets though. I have also seen some people make them out of pallets and then line them with some heavy duty plastic (like the kind for lining a pond) and that worked out okay.
     

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