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Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by cullenf27, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. cullenf27

    cullenf27 Out Of The Brooder

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    I would love to compost my kitchen scraps and chicken bedding and what not. He I have no idea how to build a compost bin. So any ideas would be great and helpful. Thanks
     
  2. areyoumymother

    areyoumymother Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For composting I made a 4'x4' box made out of 2x4's

    Had the lumber guy cut me (12) 4 foot long pieces and nailed together 2 squares, one for the top and one for the bottom and then nailed the remaining 4 boards to connect the squares to create a box frame, then wrap just the sides with chicken wire leaving top and bottom open, when it gets full I just lift it up and move the box over to start another pile

    I have seen some compost boxes created with pallets as well.

    I found a lot of youtube videos on composting, they were very helpful

    Or you can just start a pile off in one corner of the yard keeping it moist but not wet turning every so often.
     
  3. gamebirdboy

    gamebirdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Take an old barrel and make a rod it can turn around out of PVC. I did that and was pretty happy with it.
     
  4. itsy

    itsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you guys add red worms?
     
  5. caspernc

    caspernc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All we have is a back wall made out of wood and a pitch fork to turn when we add to it. I even have tomatoes and squach starting out there. I'll move them when they get big enough. You can get a starer load of leaf mulch usualy for free for a city close to you and just add new stuf to one side, mixing mulch to it and water and turn.
     
  6. caspernc

    caspernc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No need to add worms. If you build it they will come. ( I had to say it LOL )
     
  7. itsy

    itsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. ChooksinChoppers

    ChooksinChoppers Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Carols Clucks

    Carols Clucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used scrap redwood and some posts that my dad already had in the ground.

    As of now, it has 3 sides and is one big bin

    but I am going to add a center wall (so we can have a fall and spring batch going)

    and two lift up gate/doors so the chickens stop kicking everything out!

    Ours is big enough to roll the wheel barrow in and out.
     
  10. Gardengirl 2011

    Gardengirl 2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just let the chickens compost everything. They do a great job for me and I just shovel out the run about every 3-4 weeks and add more leaves. That was one of the reasons I got them. And the eggs. And the chicken TV. And the laughing at their antics. And.....and........and...............
     

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