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what do you do with the weekly clean out stuff?

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oopsagain Sat 13-Jun-09 08:26:56

we got our 3 ex battery chickens last saturday
They have a lovely run and a little wooden arc.

I'm going to clean the arc today- so i'll hose out and that will go down the drain.
But what do you usually do with all the poo and bedding?
We've got a bale of straw in the main run whihc they have as bedding too. They peck at the straw and jump on it too- it seems to eb a winner for them.

We live in town - i really hadn't thought this bit through to be honest!

apart from that, they are fine. We've had 2 eggs every day, but not yest or so far today... is that normal?

madlentileater Sat 13-Jun-09 20:03:14


bramblebooks Sat 13-Jun-09 21:02:05

compost grin and tbh whilst it's hotter I've been cleaning out twice weekly due to the risk of flies. ew. ew.ew.

any pictures?

oopsagain Sat 13-Jun-09 22:51:40

no piccis, but also no compost heap either.
They are funny, there's Mrs Floppy Hat, Dora the explorer and the third one doesn't ahve a name we've all agreed yet...

bramblebooks Sun 14-Jun-09 10:10:03

bag it and offer it on freecycle. Gardeners will love you.

oopsagain Sun 14-Jun-09 14:44:11

funny that
just joined freecycle and posted somethimng for picking up
but i don't know how to see if anyone has replied grin

pinkmagic1 Mon 15-Jun-09 10:11:22

Got to admit, I just shove it all in a bin bag and put it out with the other rubbish!

LittleB Mon 15-Jun-09 13:39:29

I compost mine. Do you have a neighbour who'd like it, it makes great compost. My chickens aren't always consistant with thier laying, I have 5 and get 3-5 eggs per day. Daisy, a light sussex, lays most days but gradually gets later in the day with her eggs, laying as late as 4pm, until she then misses a day then starts off again in the morning!

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