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    Default Chicken manure- what do you do with yours?

    I have a heap of chicken doodoos removed every few weeks from the henhouse. I put a compost bin beside but it's already full.Just wondering what to do with existing bin (might take a while to rot) and is there a point of setting another one up. Any suggestions welcome

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    Scatter them round your blackcurrants - they can take them fresh, most things can't. Might need a lot of blackcurrants though!
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    Isn't it usual to have more than one bin? Depending on their size and how fast you fill them you could have, for example, one for fresh manure, one rotting down and one ready to use. Or just make a long heap instead of bins. Fresh stuff at one end and old stuff at the other.
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    Get more compost bins-sorted.
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    Bloke who used to have the plot opposite mine never used his chicken poop - he just piled it up in a trough at the end of his plot and told everyone else to help themselves.

    Instead he bought in 6x to use on his plot and break down the clay. Don't know why he didn't want to use his chicken poop.

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    Ive got about half a dozen compost bins...one just isn't enough.

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    Not having chickens I don't have their doings to worry about but I have 3 compost bins full of horse muck, 2 compost bins full of compost and another about to be started.

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    My chooks are bedded on wood shavings. When I clean out their house I empty the woodshavings & poo into one of their runs. I also throw all the green waste into this run and some shredded paper.
    The chooks dig this around, mix it up, eat what they like and start the composting process for me.
    After a few weeks, I rake this out and put it in a pallet compost bin to compost further.
    When the chooks are "helping" me in the garden, I put them in the compost bins (not lidded!) and they turn the compost for me.
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