Asked June 21, 2021, 10:56 AM EDT
Hello - I've been doing online research for this question but getting mixed answers. I'm a new chicken owner, and each time I clean their pen I'm dumping the waste (poop + wood chips) into a bin. I know that chicken poop is too hot to put directly on my plants. However, in the fall I tend to winter my beds with sheets of cardboard and piles of leaves. Could I instead spread a layer of chicken poop waste from the bin this coming November, then cover with cardboard and leaves, and then let sit for 4+ months? Would that be enough poop-aging time that I could then plant peas/veggies in the early spring?
Basically I'm looking for a way to put all this chicken poop to use for the coming season, rather than having to let it sit for an entire year in the bin to age first (plus I'll keep adding to the pile all year, so it's hard for me to use only the fully aged stuff). Thank you!
Washington County Oregon