The sign of a true chicken addict.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Happy Chooks, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I convinced my husband that I can justify having more chickens because chicken feed costs less than fertilizer. Therefore if I have more chicken poop, and I compost it, we won't have to buy fertilizer for the garden and it's organic. (organic fertilizer is $$$$$$$)


    Well, it worked, and he bought me a compostumbler and he will be building me another coop in the spring. [​IMG]
     
  2. Countrywife

    Countrywife Corrupted by a Redneck

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    Good girl!!
     
  3. mandelyn

    mandelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome!

    Do those tumblers work any different/better than the traditional compost "heap" or pile?
     
  4. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    That's how I got mine.
     
  5. chickenshagg

    chickenshagg THE ALPHA ROO

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    That is whow my addiction started. I had read that chicken poop was the best organic fertilizer so instead of buying poop I bought the whole darn poop machine. [​IMG] Now I am up to fifteen poop machines with plans to add more in the spring. Funny thing is that in addition to fertilizer the machines give some pretty tasty eggs![​IMG]
     
  6. cap1717

    cap1717 6 chooks, 1 slave. . . me!

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    Quote:Can I borrow you husband for a week or two? I need a new coop, too, and a composter would be great!
     
  7. StupidBird

    StupidBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]

    SO . . . to make this a better justification, for each 1,000 square feet of vegetable garden, how many chickens are needed to produce enough fertilizer? Or is there an N-P-K per bird per month figure?
     
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  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:It's "supposed" to make compost in 14 days vs the 1 year it would take to break down in the heap.
     
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  9. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:You laugh...............................but................................my garden is 40 feet by 80 feet. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] So I NEED LOTS of chickens!
     

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