Vermicompost chicken poop pit

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

  1. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Out Of The Brooder

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    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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