Any thoughts here on using eucalyptus leaves in compost?
My alternative use is as deep litter in the chicken run until indistinguishable from the sawdust, straw etc I'm currently using.
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posted 3 years ago
From what I understand, the oils in eucalyptus mean it's not an ideal main compost ingredient.
I'd have no problems using 'some' leaves in compost.
As for chickens and gum leaves: I've never yet seen something a gang of merrily scratching, crapping chickens couldn't break down