Anyone else a compospin? I really find composting where I live to be troublesome. I have had no luck keeping critters and/or weeds away from my previous attempts at composting, so when my parents got me this sucker for Christmas, I was giddy as a school girl! I've been filling her up with kitchen scraps since Christmas, and I added in the wood shavings and chicken pooh from my little coup about a month ago. It's a yucky, wet, moldy mess, it's most distinct smell is ammonia from the poop. Was it bad news to add the chicken pooh and wood shavings? I'm clueless as to what to add to try and balance this out. More kitchen scraps? Wait until I can add some dry grass clippings?
I've decided to take the lid off the thing during the day for a few days to try and get it to dry out a little, hopefully that will help?
I think I'm scared of adding any more wood shavings to the ball, but there's a pretty big pile of just poop under the roost in the coop I've been thinking about. Can you add too much pooh? If that's the case I think I'll just dissolve it in some water and dump it on my grass or something.
Ugh. I really want composting to be successful! What can I do?