Recently I mentioned that our chickens were now in their coop. I was feeling a bit remorseful about this because I really like for the chickens to free range, but my garden was being destroyed by them. Happily I found some info about a way of composting with your chickens and it was perfect timing! The chickens do their thing, scratch and peck, and eat and they would help by stirring and mixing our compost for us!
We are now throwing out hay, kitchen scraps, leaves, weeds, grass clippings and such and letting the girls scratch through it!
Letting the chickens be chickens and letting them do their job! Scratching through all that, gathering the nutrients and working the soil even better.
Afterwards, we get pretty grand looking compost! The picture below isn’t completely finished, so we tossed it in with the chickens also.
Just another great benefit of having chickens on the homestead!
Do your work chickens! We sure are enjoying it!