Composting Grass Clippings in the Garden and Coop - Backyard PoultryComposting grass clippings is a great way to save money and make use of all your available resources. One of my favorite gardening tips is to use grass clippings in your gardens! If you have a lawn and it gets mowed, then you have grass clippings.
4 Tips for Composting Chicken Manure - Backyard PoultryFor those of you with vegetable and flower beds, or for those of you who just have lawns, I feel it is unnecessary, if not wasteful, to discard poultry manure every week and then also purchase fertilizer. As any poultry owner knows, in addition to companionship and fresh eggs, our birds produce manure.
Gardening with Chickens: Fall Cleanup and Fertilizing Fall is the perfect time to let your chickens wander freely in your garden. Once you have harvested your crops, you can let your chickens in to clean up the remaining stalks, vines, and stems. They'll help by breaking up all the organic matter and incorporating it into the soil where it will continue to break down.
How to Compost Chicken Manure - Backyard Poultry Add to Favorites Chickens provide us with hours of companionship, fresh eggs, and manure! Lots of manure. About one cubic foot of manure is produced by each chicken in approximately six months. Multiply that by the six chickens in an average backyard chicken flock and you have a mountain of manure every year!
Chickens and Compost: A Match Made in Heaven - Backyard Poultry Add to Favorites Consider this: Two 20-acre parcels right next to each other. Both families have flocks of chickens. Both families feed their chickens identical layer crumbles. But one family has fat hens, the other has skinny hens. Why the difference? Very likely the difference is compost.