Newbie with a Newbie Question

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by roche477, May 18, 2009.

  1. roche477

    roche477 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do I do with the straw and chicken poop I remove from the nests and pens? [​IMG]
     
  2. Ewe Mama2

    Ewe Mama2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Compost it for a while and add it to your garden.
     
  3. briana1975

    briana1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Start a compost pile. You can also put grass clippings, leaves, kitchen scraps, layer the green and dead matter and it will compost faster and then you will have some of the best gardens around.
     
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    [​IMG] I agree with the other posts. Compost it. Chicken manure is the richest animal manure in N-P-K. Chicken manure is considered "hot" and must be composted before adding it to the garden. Otherwise, it may burn any plants it comes in contact with.
     

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