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Stalagmite Poop in the Coop - Chickens in Winter

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by frostbite, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. frostbite

    frostbite Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 27, 2011
    Fairbanks, Alaska
    I don't remember what thread it was where someone wanted to see a picture of the chicken guano stalagmites that develop in my coop in the wintertime. They are essentially icebergs of poop. I break them loose as large chunks of frozen, odor free, fertilizer, and dump them in my compost bin with my mittened hands, and then throw in some fresh shavings. Here's the pictures I promised to come up with.

    This is what my coop looks like at zero degrees when the chickens are partying...

    This is a picture of "Chickbert" inspecting the stalagmite created by my Speckled Sussex hen, "Inspector"


    The Stalgmite comes up quite high on her chest, as you can see!


    This is after I cleaned picked up the chunk and pitched it, and gave them some fresh shavings. This is Albert the Australorp and Wyatt the Wyandotte

    Happy New Year everyone!
  2. seann

    seann Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2013
    The chickens must have complained "aw cluck! our tower of poop, it was weeks of work and precision poopin'!"
  3. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

    Dec 6, 2012
    New Brunswick,Canada
  4. CasadasHens

    CasadasHens Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 4, 2013
    Looks great! Happy New year!

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