Using Leaves for Chicken Bedding and Compost

Using leaves for chicken bedding and compost is a natural way to improve your chicken coop area and create good compost for the homestead.

| August/September 2008

  • Learn how to use your fall leaves for chicken bedding and compost.
    Learn how to use your fall leaves for chicken bedding and compost.
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  • Learn how to use your fall leaves for chicken bedding and compost.

Use dry leaves for chicken bedding and compost in your chicken coop.

Using Leaves for Chicken Bedding and Compost

In the fall, my husband and I take advantage of all the autumn leaves and use them as winter bedding in our chicken coop.

When the leaves are dry, we use the leaf vacuum, bag them up and store them in the barn. The chickens love the leaves because they’re bulky and the hens can scratch around in them.

We shovel the used bedding onto the compost heap. The leaves are easy to shovel because the chickens break them into tiny pieces. We have happy chickens and great compost.



— Kellie Gardner
New Ipswich, New Hampshire






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