Moving Poop…aka The Deep Litter Method

Our little chicken rototillers. I told my husband the other day – I spend a large amount of time moving poop from one place to another. Such is the life of a farmer. Livestock waste represents both a challenge and a resource for the small sustainable farmer. One of the best fertilizers for gardens is high quality compost. Generally this is made from organic wastes of one sort or another. However, getting it from poop to compost can be tricky. On our farm, we generate a lot of organic waste in the form of chicken and horse manure. We needed …

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