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Vermicompost chicken poop pit

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Anny, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. Anny

    Anny Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    Is there any way to build a pit under the chicken roosts, that I can have worms live in to help break down the poop? Or is fresh chicken poop so strong for the worms? I have a worm farm that is working wonderfully, and I wanted to apply that idea to the chicken coop waste. What do you think? Has anyone done this?
  2. Hugerat

    Hugerat In the Brooder

    May 14, 2010
    It is very hot, it is a better addition to your compost pile. You could let it compost with dry leaves, clippings, kitchen waste etc for a few weeks and then give the mix to the worms to finish it off. My worms pretty much just get veggie scraps and coffee grounds.

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