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Run composting/new chicks

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by DLC Eskies, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. DLC Eskies

    DLC Eskies Out Of The Brooder

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    I am planning to start a compost pile in my run this spring using the old bedding from the coop and kitchen/garden scraps.
    Around the same time, I will be integrating new chicks to the flock.

    My question is, will the old bedding/compost material be harmful to the youngsters?
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    Nope. they'll scratch around in it and get lots of good stuff from the insects, etc. You'll have happy chicks [​IMG]
     
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  3. DLC Eskies

    DLC Eskies Out Of The Brooder

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    Great!! That will be one less thing to worry about!!
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    A good thing to do if you're brooding chicks away from the flock is to introduce some dirt/sod from where the flock roams into the brooder every couple days after the first week. It will expose the chicks to the local flora and fauna of organisms and start to build their immunities and antibodies.
     

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