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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Roosterboy, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. Roosterboy

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    I know it makes a good fertilizer but i can't compost it. What would i do with it all?
     

  2. meriruka

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    Does your county have a recycling center? Our does, for yard waste, branches, etc. They turn it to compost & offer it free to residents.
     
  3. BayCityBabe

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    Why can't you compost it? I never composted 'til I got chickens. My c-post pile is just a rectangle of chicken wire held by metal posts. I dump all the poopy straw & shavings in there and let them "cure." Not classical composting, but okay for the garden.
     
  4. Roosterboy

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    I don't think i could do that with the smell. I can't buy an odor free one because i'll be out of change after the coop and stuff
     
  5. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    All you have to do is make a pile. It doesnt need sides, just pile it up, and make it like a volcano, so that water can seep into it instead of roll off the sides. Turn it over once or twice, and voila! You'll have great stuff. It shouldnt smell bad at all, once it starts cooking.
     
  6. Chicken Salad

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    If your city or county has a green waste area, they should love to use it for their compost. Our county makes compost and it's free to residents. They even load it for free [​IMG]

    Thats what they do with all the leaves and tree limbs etc.
     

  8. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

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    Feed it to cows, of course!!!
     
  9. Roosterboy

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    Quote:A good compost pile won't stink.

    http://hgic.umd.edu/_media/documents/hg35_002.pdf

    I am in the process of reading it but simply put how do i not make it stink?
    They had one at my camp that didn't stink but whenever they are on tv everyone complains
     
  10. tamlynn

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    Do you have a yard? Our compost is just a pile in the corner of the yard. We throw in the poop and bedding (rice hulls), kitchen scraps and grass clippings. If it starts to attract flies, I just put a layer of grass or dirt on top and that takes care of the problem. Every month or so we stir up the pile and twice a year we mix the pile into our garden beds. It doesn't smell bad if the top layer is dry.
     

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