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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by tink, Jun 2, 2007.

  1. tink

    tink Songster

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    Not sure how to use......I have a bucket of chicken poo and not sure if I should put it in the compost pile or if I can put it directly in the garden.......Any advice!!!! thanks Tink:)
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    You need to let it compost awhile before putting it on plants-chicken litter is considered "hot" and needs to mellow a bit.
     
  3. tink

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    Hey Speckle.....how long should I wait. The bucket full is pretty dry. We moved our coop today and I collected it. Didn't want to waste it. Thanks Tink:)
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    I'd wait at least a month or more myself, and that's the bare minimum. I have a compost pile where I put old poop-filled shavings and there's certainly alot of very dry poop, but I let it mellow for months before putting it on plants. Dry or not, it will burn your plants if it isnt composted first.
     
  5. tink

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    TO THE COMPOST PILE IT GOES....THANKS
     
  6. Cheri

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    Good! Now I have an excuse why I won't bring my SIL a bag of poop! Like having a baby isn't poopy enough. LOL! The nursery lady told me to go collect cow patties for my trees.
     
  7. tink

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    Cheri

    Did you every think that you would be talking about poo when you grew up!! Ouch....i just fell out of my chair...lol Tink:)
     

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