Question bout chicken poop. I buy/use bales of pine shavings for my coup floor. Can I dump this in my garden instead of bovine poop/hay? I have heard that those that do let it decompose for atleast 6 months? I have been reading about using saw dust in the garden, will pine chips also be ok (after the chickens are done with it)? I get mine from TSC, My garden is 1 year old, 20 by 30. I plan on making it 60 by 40 this year, my soil is hard clay with spotty sand spots. Half the garden will be melons, squash, etc that gets hill'd up.
Last year I dumped alot of grass clippings on the garden, well, covered all the ground bout 2 inches deep to control weeks. I will turn that over before I start this spring... if spring ever comes. I can also rake up lots of pine needless if that would help in the mix.