what do you do with your poo?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by hleone, Aug 10, 2015.

  1. hleone

    hleone Just Hatched

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    im just not sure how it all works...
    we have pine shavings in our hen house and nesting boxes and hay on our run floor.
    the plan is to scoop the poo out of the hen house and onto the run floor every other day or so then turn the run hay over once a week.
    what other options are there? compost bins?
     
  2. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dry the poo and put it directly on the garden and flowers/bonsai.

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  3. ORChickFam

    ORChickFam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How does one dry the poo? Does it have to be by itself or can it be with the shavings? I've been wondering about this as well.
     
  4. pleasantfiction

    pleasantfiction Out Of The Brooder

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    I made some compost bins from pallets and put the "poo-hay" in one of those. Eventually that makes it to the garden.

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  5. beginnergirl

    beginnergirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long does poo need to compost so it won't burn plants? I heard it has lots of nitrogen.
     
  6. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use straw so it does not need to be separated. Shavings might have a negative effect on many plants so I would advice separating it as much as possible. I scrape the coop a couple times a week. If this is fairly dry I use it as is. Wet bedding is sun dried first and then put on the plants.
    Any type of fertilizer should be kept off stems and leaves so the plant does not burn.
     
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  7. RonP

    RonP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do a bit of reading on "Deep Litter".

    A natural cold composting method.

    Lots of information on this site, then ask any questions you might still have.

    Hope this helps.
     
  8. beginnergirl

    beginnergirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. Am getting straw and will make some compost bins.
     
  9. TalkALittle

    TalkALittle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You may want to rethink using straw if you are wanting to compost. Straw is always the last thing to break down in my compost pile. It sticks around for a long time.
     
  10. beginnergirl

    beginnergirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. Very good to know. Now not sure what to do. Will probably try straw for the run and see how it goes.
     

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