sweeting the chicken poo

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by gotoharrier, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. gotoharrier

    gotoharrier New Egg

    Mar 31, 2011

    I know this is probably way off base, I asked the question last night but cant find the post which means I screwed something up some were. so here it go's again.. HELP.....live in Yelm Washington which means lots of rain, rain in chicken runs means lots of mud and chicken poo as the girls [ all 100 of them ] go out threw their pens and were do their morning duty in the yard befor they reach the greener pastures and trees beyong their fences.
    My question is..... what can I do with their yards to kill the not nice stuff in their poo which they walk on every day of their lives. I guess what I am saying in a gardeners term would be that I want to sweeten the soil, clean it up,

    Thank You for your help

    foster mom to 12 Black Copper Marans, 10 Auraconas, 6 Buffs, 4 Blue Cockins, 4 black Cockins, 4 Marans Wheatens, 5 white Leg Horns, 2 Jersey Giants, 2 White Columbians, 15 Rhoad Island Reds, 15 Barrad Rocks, 2 Cocoo Marans, the rest are young kids that were not sold as chicks as are just hanging around like most teenagers.
  2. ChooksinChoppers

    ChooksinChoppers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2011
    Ocala, Florida.
    Hi and [​IMG] this post will probally get moved to the Coop and Run Design etc ...section. (just so you will know where to find it )
  3. Chickengal505

    Chickengal505 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2010
    Bolivia N.C
    Close, Mananging your flock. Anyway, I would get a rake an gather the soil to the door, if you can get it out the door with the rake go for it, if you can't break out the pitch fork. Once it's out you cand leave it by the door creating a compost pile right there, or you can go and spread it around your yard/garden.
  4. ChooksinChoppers

    ChooksinChoppers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2011
    Ocala, Florida.
    I would rake it out as best you can and make a compost heap with it and then put in sand in your run. It is excellent for keeping odors at bay and the poop seems to just dissapear into it.

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