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Using chicken manure to make compost

I had no idea chickens produce so much manure ! I've been dumping the manure into a compost bin for the last few weeks along with food scraps and grass cuttings. It's mostly manure though.

The compost bin is one of those wide at base and narrow at top types. so it's not possible to turn the contents.

Will this compost ? Should I water the contents ? Anyone any tips ?

Marty
Friday, August 18th, 2017

Chicken manure is what they call hot manure, meaning plenty of nitregon in it, should be composted down for aporox 1 year before use, if you have space try make a compost bin with 3 or 4 pallets, then put all your compostable waste in it, clippings, grass, chicken manure etc in it, try to turn every month, and donot put to much of one ingredient in at one time, layers of 2 inches should be ok, its great stuff if done properly, have 3 compost bins myself, never buy in compost for flower pots etc

thomaswhi
Friday, August 18th, 2017

Marty get in there with the garden fork and turn it over every couple of weeks and yes keep it damp, it will break down but you got to get oxygen into it.

Bonzie.
Friday, August 18th, 2017

You should be able to lift the bin off, then turn everything and put back in. I have one of those and it works well

Torsten Schulz
Friday, August 18th, 2017

Ahh of course - thanks for the tips !

Marty
Friday, August 18th, 2017


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