New design idea!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by SilverPhoenixNS, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. SilverPhoenixNS

    SilverPhoenixNS Out Of The Brooder

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    I just got a garburator by chance.
    I thought...hmm... Maybe i can put this in the coop to help turn manure into fertilizer/compost for the garden!
    any thoughts/ideas on this?
     
  2. gardendufus

    gardendufus Chillin' With My Peeps

    You're thinking of using what we call a garbage disposal to finely shred your coop waste? It would still need to be composted as fresh chicken poop is much to acidic to add directly to your garden I think?

    Depending upon the size of your coop thats a lot of stuff to run through your disposal. Not sure how whatever type of litter you use would affect the 'garburator'.
     
  3. 3forfree

    3forfree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    take the poop right to the compost pile and let it break down. I put some on my garden, once, and will never use it again. It burned up everything it touched, the garden was a total loss that year.
     
  4. SilverPhoenixNS

    SilverPhoenixNS Out Of The Brooder

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    Mostly planning on just mixing the manure and wood shavings with a bit of warm water and before throwing it on the garden putting it through again with some kitchen compost...and I was gonna set it up else where than the coop, set up like a juicer with a funnel going in and throwing it right onto the pile.
     

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