What to do with Chicken poop?

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  1. Leesa Blank

    Leesa Blank Just Hatched

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    What does everyone do with their chicken poop? I've been reading a TON and have decided I want to use sand. I have horses so I know all about picking poop up every day. My question is, what does everyone do with their poop that DOES NOT have a compost pile? I do not have the room or desire to do that (I don't garden, we barely have a lawn), nor do I have the room to have a "manure pile" like I do with the horses at the barn. Thanks!
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    I am the wrong one to answer this because of hatching 1000's of chicks and having poop piles as big as cars-----why can't you just send it out with the trash if you do not want to add it to your flower beds or give it to a neighbor with a garden----he would Love it!?
     
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  3. Leesa Blank

    Leesa Blank Just Hatched

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    I didn't know if it was illegal to throw it in the trash?
     
  4. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    I never have enough chicken poop, so I am not able to answer this question. I might bag it up in old feed bags and offer it to my gardening friends.
     
  5. LexsPeeps

    LexsPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it safe to add fresh chicken poo to the garden or will it burn the plants?
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    What do you do with your horse poop pile?
    I'd just toss the chicken poop on the horse poop pile.
    How many chickens will you have?

    I don't do much gardening nor do I have a compost pile,
    so I give all my chicken poop to friend who do have a compost setup and a large garden.
    Have 4 buckets that we rotate 2 at a time.
     
  7. Wandercreek

    Wandercreek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm one of those that regards chicken poop as a bonus rather than a problem to deal with. I second the notion of giving it away to a gardening/composting friend. It's a valuable fertilizer. If you don't have such friends, an add on craigslist will probably get you more takers than you can share with.

    Or just dig a small hole in the back corner of your lawn and put it in there. It will decompose quickly.
     
  8. Leesa Blank

    Leesa Blank Just Hatched

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    My horses are not at my house, and unfortunately any neighbors that I do have, have animals of their own. If I dig a hole, is the smell horrible?
     
  9. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    It should not be bad at all.
     
  10. Wandercreek

    Wandercreek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Covered, no. You shouldn't smell it at all.
     

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