Why no bones in compost?
I go through a lot of chickens that are free range, organic meat, and I hate to waste the bones. I've read in gardening memoirs and "story" books (not encylopedia or how-to types) of folks tossing a dead animal in their compost. Then there's the fact that we have to buy bone and/or blood meal for various plants, so it is a component of successful gardening.
So what exactly is the problem with throwing high quality bones into a compost pile? Is it a temperature thing? My compost is in the beginning stages and living in rubbermaid crates, so with one of them I did toss in some bones to experiment with and so far that crate's contents are breaking down faster than the rest of them which looks like success to me.
No compost books I've found refer to how to make bone meal or why some folks talk about tossing animals into the mix-- they just say, black and white: no meat or dairy. Please help me understand this if you have any knowledge-- I would LOVE to be able to redeem some chicken carcasses. :-)