My compost pile is located inside the chicken yard– part coincidence, part deliberate decision, and it’s been a good combo.
The compost pile has always been beside the outbuilding which is now the chicken house. When I enclosed a space connected to the chicken house, I included the compost pile area and it’s naturally the all-time favorite place for the chickens.
They scratch and kick up mulched leaves and grass clippings, devour kitchen scraps, strip garden tear-outs of it’s leaves and bugs, and generally set up chicken shop right there on the pile. They stir the compost for me, deposit more lovely garden gold, and just generally lurv it.
They’re messy, and they seem to want to convert their entire yard to compost pile, but it really doesn’t hurt that they’ve slung leaves everywhere. It’s their pad and who am I to second guess their re-decorating tastes?
And who can argue with a face like this?
Any favorite chicken tips from our chicken-owning readers out there?