in-coop chicken poop composter
I'd like to build a composter that can sit in my chicken coop under the droppings board so I can scrape the chicken poo from the board straight into the composter. I have 14 chickens. It would sort of be a composting toilet.
- Would there be any air quality problems with the composter? The coop has decent ventilation. I hope that it will help air quality by not having as much poop dust in the coop, as is the current case.
- What's the minimum size of a composter that I could use? Something 24" wide would fit nicely in my coop.
- What material should I use for the bin? Wood, plastic, or metal? I know chicken poo can get hot while composting, I am going to try to keep the temperature down by mixing in shredded paper. I will monitor the temperature with my thermometer and dump the contents outside & start over if it gets too hot for safety.
The plan is that it will help add a little bit of heat to the coop during winter. Not sure how all of this will work out, but it should be a fun project.