rake out old fruit?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Prisserbabe, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. Prisserbabe

    Prisserbabe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chicken coop
    I was wondering if I need to rake out the fruit I put in there, which is now eaten and old? or is it okay to just rot in the soil?
     
  2. abercrombie575

    abercrombie575 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it something that is going to attract ants? Somethings I leave in there but if it is large enough to be an eyesore or if it will attract ants I get it out. It is not going to hurt either way.
     
  3. citychickx6

    citychickx6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I take the extra fruit and veggies out every night. That's just me. Neurotic... perhaps.
     
  4. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    How do you feel about them eating maggots? Act accordingly.
     
  5. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

    I would build a compost and toss any uneaten foodstuffs into it. We bought one similiar to this http://stores.microbialearthfarms.com/-strse-43/Flexible-&-Easy-Compost/Detail.bok at our local plant nursery. It came apart real easy, then we shoveled all the compost into our garden boxes last night.

    Any rotting foodstuffs you leave will attract insects and other unwanteds into your coop--you don't want that. [​IMG]
     
  6. mrkpero

    mrkpero Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I clean everything up each night. I don't want to attract any mice, rats, raccoons, etc to the coop at night. Plus I don't want my girls to eat any old, rotting food.
     
  7. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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    I clean it up and toss it in the lazy compost(pile I never turn).
     
  8. fmizula

    fmizula Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i clean myn out about once a week unless it is quite hot out i would do it daily as it attracts all sorts of bugs
     
  9. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends if they're done with it our not, cabbage can take a few days so I let it stay same with sunflowers. Watermelon is done for in a few hours and only the rhine is left, which they are not going to eat. I just toss it in the compost pile.
     
  10. bloom_ss

    bloom_ss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:x2 LOL
     

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