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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey DD - here's the compost bin that I use:

http://www.composters.com/compost-bins/earthsaver-compost-bin---85-gal_17_1.php

and here's a sight that has some decent info on composting (including the simple compost bin system)

http://vegweb.com/composting/systems.shtml
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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BiscottiQueen wrote:
I'm still shocked none of you have CHICKENS!!!!!!! LOL


Does it count if I had a pet chicken when I was a kid? It's name was "Small Fry".... It was the Frying chicken that lived... Use to ride on the pony's back to keep its feet warm.... ended up being a pretty good laying hen for a fryer... Laughing

Sorry, every once in awhile the country boy comes out... Wink
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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

does it count that I hatched a chicken egg? turned into a rooster (named chester) and we had to give him back to the people who gave us the egg.
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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Karen- most of what I use is the dark brown broken down sludge from the bottom of the pond and bottom of the bio fall bucket. Are you talking about algae growth? The fuzzy green stuff that grows on the sides and on the fall? Good idea about the bucket. I'll have to think about where I could put it tho.

Danielle- cool bin...I was thinking more hillbilly, like, a trash can with holes in it ROFL. Thanks for the sites tho. I really need to clean out my favorites folder and get my gardening folder cleaned out But I'll check the other one out today too.

BQ- girl, I AM a country girl at heart. Although I've "lived" in the city my entire life, I spent EVERY summer and vacation either on my grampa's farm (cattle), or at my granny's farm, or with my dad in Chicago (yeah, the best of ALL worlds) Stayed with my granny mostly, chickens, goats, horses, ducks, pigs you name it...the woman raised it. (Kentucky transplant she was) Problem is, I'm smack in the middle of the city now, no chickens allowed here. I've been wanting to move to the country, the "man" won't budge. Maybe someday, now that the "young'ins" are raised up LOL
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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ddpie wrote:
Karen- most of what I use is the dark brown broken down sludge from the bottom of the pond and bottom of the bio fall bucket. Are you talking about algae growth? The fuzzy green stuff that grows on the sides and on the fall? Good idea about the bucket. I'll have to think about where I could put it tho.

Danielle- cool bin...I was thinking more hillbilly, like, a trash can with holes in it ROFL. Thanks for the sites tho. I really need to clean out my favorites folder and get my gardening folder cleaned out But I'll check the other one out today too.

BQ- girl, I AM a country girl at heart. Although I've "lived" in the city my entire life, I spent EVERY summer and vacation either on my grampa's farm (cattle), or at my granny's farm, or with my dad in Chicago (yeah, the best of ALL worlds) Stayed with my granny mostly, chickens, goats, horses, ducks, pigs you name it...the woman raised it. (Kentucky transplant she was) Problem is, I'm smack in the middle of the city now, no chickens allowed here. I've been wanting to move to the country, the "man" won't budge. Maybe someday, now that the "young'ins" are raised up LOL


Just so you know I am sure the ordiances allow for 4 hens in the city of Indianapolis. You are allowed chickens.... I know I saw someone on Backyardchickens.com I talked to from your area recently.
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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just sent a message out on the BYC forum to all people in the Indianapolis area and they are going to tell me the laws and ordinances pertaining to chickens in the city. Trust me... 2-4 hens are EASY to keep, clean and feed. Plus all those yummy eggs will save you mad $$$ each year. If you garden.. their poo is like black gold! LOL

I through their shavings in my compost pile every time I clean the coop.
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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 8:15 am    Post subject: fertilizer Reply with quote

Charlie make tea out of cow doo once in a while when he wants a good fertilizer he uses that and it does wonders to the plants.
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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I got an answer to the question ddpie! There is NO limit to chickens, no permit needed and you can HAVE a rooster if the neighbors don't complain about noise as you have a noise ordinance that would break!

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=189707

Here's the answer from a local chicken owner...

Of course, I think EVERYONE should try having chickens if they garden... you don't have to... just don't want you to blame it on not being allowed if you are! Wink I sign a lot of petitions for a lot of people TRYING to get chickens allowed in their cities and so far we've broken several city councils!
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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want chickens!!!!! I wonder if I could convince my fellow apartment dwellers (and the landlord) that it's a good idea... Laughing

there isn't any grass though, they would be on blacktop all day long... So much for free range.... hmmmmmm
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