Evolution of an Open Compost Heap | Real Hens of Orange County

The humans share the transition and remodel of the open compost pile…

There are 2 compost piles at Urban Farm OC. One is a closed pile, where access is denied for the chickens. The other is an open pile, where the chickens can dig and work as much as possible.

In late 2013, when the humans moved in, the compost area was just a planter area full of hard, impenetrable clay soil where nothing would grow. They began building veggie beds and other growing areas, but never got around to working this weird little spot.

After adopting 4 chickens, and another 6 shortly thereafter, they decided to convert the area into an open compost heap. Having an open co….

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