Friday, March 5, 2010

Chicken harvest

There are 2 things you can harvest from chickens on a regular basis... eggs and poo. Today, was the first poo harvest. It was time to clean the brooding box, so I took it out to the garden and tilled it into the topsoil. the poo and the pine shavings are excellent soil amendments and fertilizer. There are no pictures of this process... you can thank me later.


  1. Girl, you are a uch better woman than me. We have chicken farms dotting the countrydie out here in Cumming, GA. And they smell to high heaven! You could not pay me to have chickens! But in your photos, I can see they are adorable! Love your blog!

  2. Believe it or not, the only thing I can smell is the pine shavings. Joe has the most sensitive nose ever, and even he doesn't smell anything. But from what I've read, you have to allow a certain amount of open space per chicken. If they get too crowded it probably does smell. I'll keep you posted... Thanks for checking out my blog!