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Q.How Long Does The Chicken Coop Straw Have To Sit Before Using?

Zone scappoose oregon 97051 | sue_bloomquist added on December 3, 2023 | Answered

when the chicken coop is cleaned out we stack it around but are not sure how long to leave it so it wont burn veggie beds

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Answered on December 4, 2023

If you're using chicken coop hay in the garden, let it chill in a compost pile for a few weeks to a few months. Turn it now and then for quicker breakdown. When it looks all dark and crumbly and doesn't resemble hay anymore, that's your cue – it's ready to boost your garden. Just remember, the longer, the better.



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