May 14, 2011

What's in my compost bin: Chicken Poo

I recently tore down both of my compost bins. I was really disappointed by how little usable compost was in each of them. The unusable stuff (stuff that hadn't fully composted yet) has been added to the new piles (kind of like a starter culture for cheese or sour dough bread). I'm excited to be getting wonderful fertilizer from my chickens. I've read a lot about using chicken manure in the garden and it sounds like I'll have to be fairly careful with it so I don't burn any plants (i.e. make sure it's well composted before putting it into the garden).

Yep, that's chicken poop...and yes, I'm very excited about it.

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