composting chicken manure

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rocker

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composting chicken manure
« on: March 03, 2012, 16:12 »
I am using fairly fine wood shavings for my bantams bedding, I am gradually getting enough chicken waste and would like to compost it for the garden.
I would be grateful for any tips on how to get this started.
what do I have to add to it Please
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Chris

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Re: composting chicken manure
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2012, 18:28 »
for a good compost you need a variety of things such as green waste - grass cuttings and kitchen veg scraps, tea bags egg shells etc. Chicken manure will be a good addition. So either buy a darlek type of bin or make one out of pallets etc and get composting  :D
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Re: composting chicken manure
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2012, 20:27 »
Chicken manure is quite alkaline so if you mix it with grass clippings it will balance out. As joyful says, get as much green and brown waste mixed in as you can but beware of teabags. Some use a fine plastic mesh which doesn't rot.

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Re: composting chicken manure
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2012, 01:14 »
I compost kitchen and garden waste along with loads of chicken poo, newspaper, straw and shavings from the coop.
I just make sure it's distributed thinly, not in big clumps and keep it dampish. I'm using one lot (lovely stuff!) and have just turned the next.

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Re: composting chicken manure
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2012, 10:36 »
Thanks for the replies to my question
« Last Edit: March 04, 2012, 10:37 by rocker »



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