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How to keep chickens. Chicken house design with composting chickens. Learn how to keep happy healthy hens and chickens in your backyard. This video presents,...
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:) Me to Lissa - very disturbing
My variation isn't really sustainable. I just mine the sandy soil below my chicken coop.
One of the many advantage of using chooks as composters is that any maggots are quickly eaten. Originally i'd planned to run grass clippings through the pen before adding them to the garden, but after the chooks were finished with them there was hardly any grass left.
But every thing cut -- as well as kitchen scraps -- goes to the chooks.
Embedded in this video is the option of plonking your chook pen on top of your compost heap. Sort of like Mohamed and the mountain.
Maybe if I built a compost 'bin' inside the chook pen? And hoped the chooks didn't flick it everywhere?
Interesting young man. I finally realised it was his staring, unblinking eyes that crept me out the most. Along with the hairdo. All in the first shoot. After that the hair comes down and the eyes blink. Hmmm.
Sounds interesting! Not being a chook owner I have no idea how practical this is. He doesn't say how he accesses the real compost at the bottom - he'd have to shovel everything off the top surely. It sounds like a good idea but I wonder who'd have the time to do it. I'd love to hear from practical chook owners here who would know if it would work for them.
This guy is a bit full on :) I like his idea though. Between the dog and the chickens, my yard is getting destroyed.
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Vetiver grass helps to stabilise soil and protects it against erosion. It can protect against pests and weeds. Vetiver is also used as animal feed. (Wiki.)
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