What do I do?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Saroco, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. Saroco

    Saroco Songster

    So, what do you all do with your chicken's poo? Can I just put it in my compost bin? Will it stink to high heaven when it is warm out? I don't want the neighbors to hate me... [​IMG]
    Also, I opened the bag of chick starter I bought a few days ago, and it had worms in it! Is that ok for the chicks? Extra protein? Or should I just get rid of it...

  2. awesomechickens

    awesomechickens In the Brooder

    Jul 23, 2010
    With Chicken poop it works better in compost bin but it will stink if u have a garden thats good and as for the starter unless is moldy its good.[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  3. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

    Jul 7, 2007
    Middle TN
    In the winter I shovel my shavings/poo directly onto my veggie garden beds. It ages there and is ready to be turned under come spring. In the summer or when I have fragile plants in the beds I dump it all on the compost heap. Fresh poo is hot and will scourch young, tender plants.
    Truthfully, I never notice a smell until the runs get really wet. Use a little Diatomaceous Earth (sp?) in your coops and it will help things considerably.

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