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Chicken Compost Operation - Free food and healthy birds

 
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Wanting to share the most recent video we put together documenting our experimenting with 25 black australorps helping us create a ton of compost and be fed for free.  We barter for local organic grain and use mountains of scavenged leaf bags / wood chips / kitchen scrap to create large, hot windrows of active compost for the winter, with a ton of grain embedded and sprouting and fermenting in it.  The chickens seem to love it and thrive on it and we're getting active compost transformation in NY state winters.  This video shares the most recent documentation.  I'd love to hear opinions from folks...

 
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Thanks for posting this!  I'm a big fan of chickens on compost, I think it's a really great system for laying hens.

 
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Wonderful! I love the idea of cooking up some goodies and pouring it on the windrow. That makes a lot of sense, and will definitely add to my ability to feed my future flock without buying expensive feed. Thank you!
 
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