Using Chicken Poop/bedding in my garden???

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Willow's Meadow, May 1, 2011.

  1. Willow's Meadow

    Willow's Meadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do the deep litter method in my coop. The shavings have been building up over the winter. Now its pretty dirty in their and starting to smell a little bit. So I want to take all the bedding out and put new bedding in there. But their is so much bedding in there now (the coop is 11 by 6) and I don't know what to do with all of it. I don't want to put it all in my garden. Should I mix the shavings/chicken poop with dirt and then put it in my garden??? I can put some in my garden and some in my compost pile but I don't know what to do with the rest of it. Should I just dump it in the woods???
     
  2. chickenfinatic14

    chickenfinatic14 Out Of The Brooder

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    mmmmm... I would try offering it to other people/garden clubs or i guess just throwing it in the woods (maybe burying it??)[​IMG]
     
  3. <3ChickenForever

    <3ChickenForever Fire Is Catching

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    Chicken poop is very good fertilizer for the soil in your garden. Everytime I clean out the hen house or the chicken brooder I put it in the garden.
     
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  4. chickenfinatic14

    chickenfinatic14 Out Of The Brooder

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    oh, and yes, mix it with soil or dirt before putting it in the garden.
     
  5. aggie9296

    aggie9296 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    dump it where you won't mind the smell. let it compost naturally. go back later and reclaim it for use.

    fresh litter is usually too "hot" for a current garden and will burn the plants. you could put it directly on the yard too, but again, can burn the grass if hot and dry. watering the bejeezus out of it helps prevent the burning and with the smell.
     
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