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How To Compost With Chickens by Leigh Tate

 
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Working smarter not harder on the homestead means learning how to partner with one's animals. This PDF eBook from Leigh Tate's The Little Series of Homestead How-Tos discusses why chickens are well-suited for compost making. You'll learn how to combine the principles of feeding chickens with the principles of making compost. Offers several ideas for chicken composting systems, guidelines for breed selection, what can and can't be included in your compost, and things to consider for adapting the concept to your homestead situation. Includes a glossary and list of resources.

Chapters
On The Nature of Chickens
Basic Principles of Feeding Chickens
Basic Principles of Feeding Compost
What Can Go Into the Chickens' Compost Pile? What Can't?
A Simple Chicken Yard Composting System
Which Breeds Are Best?
Adapting Your System to Your Circumstances

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More in The Little Series of Homestead How-Tos by Leigh Tate
How To Garden For Goats: gardening, foraging, small-scale grain and hay, & more
How To Grow Ginger: How to grow, harvest, use, and perpetuate this tropical spice in a non-tropical climate
How To Bake Without Baking Powder: Modern and historical alternatives for light and tasty baked goods

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