Using straw and poop from the coop

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by jen1204ca, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. jen1204ca

    jen1204ca Out Of The Brooder

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    I am very new to this and am just reading some posts. Some state that with the DLM using shavings, it can be a mulch, but the shavings can't go into the garden and be rototilled. Is that the same with straw? Can it go into the compost pile?
     
  2. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    All my shavings and straw go into the garden and get tilled under. I pile it on during winter and til it under in Spring. During the summer when there are plants growing in the garden it all gets thrown onto the compost pile, because fresh manure will burn plants.
     
  3. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * First, I have to ask what DLM is-- that's a new one to me. Second, yes-- your straw clean-outs can go onto the compost pile.
     

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