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Leaving the Chicken Coop/House Unatended for Days and pH of Chook Manure

 
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In what podcast, video or other document does Paul Wheaton reveal some more details about how to leave your chooks unattended for several days allowing them acces in and out of doors and that they get feed if you are doing that? It is also where he talks about predator solutions.

Also, in what video does Paul Wheaton reveal the pH of chook manure? I seem to remember it was alkaline or basic because to balance things out (problem is the solution) some kind of coniferous or evergreen cuttings or brash was used to spread around as/for bedding.

Where can I find the details of these?

Many thanks,
Louis
 
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I’d like to know that too, Lois. Sounds interesting and helpful. Meantime, I did a search regarding the pH of chicken manure. 6.5-8, depending on conditions and feed. I’m guessing that the pine straw (being acidic) would reduce the poultry manure pH to something gentler and less caustic? Here’s hoping someone knows your answer because I’d like to hear that, too.
 
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