pine shavings and compost

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by kaylakala, May 25, 2008.

  1. kaylakala

    kaylakala Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I use pine shavings under my coop can it still be used as fertilizer??
     
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    chcknrs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep. The pine shavings will act as mulch if you use it right away. It will rot just like everything else if composted.
     
  4. Renee

    Renee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of the reasons I got chickens was for the fabulous compost. My question is should I wait until they are off the medicated feed before I throw the shavings into the compost pile? I'm an organic gardener.
    Renee
     
  5. kaylakala

    kaylakala Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good question.
     
  6. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    I dont think what little medication that is in feed would affect your mulch any. Thats exactly what Im doing, putting shavings in the chicken coop, then cleaning the coop and applying directly on my flower beds as mulch. The results have been absolutely wonderful.
     
  7. kaylakala

    kaylakala Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought it had to sit about a year before you could put it on your garden?
     

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