A composting bin

Can I put feathers in my compost bin?


You can put feathers into your composting bin!

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Green materialπŸ“‚
6 months - 2 years⏳

Get the right balance of brown and green composting materials in your bin with our expert guide.

Yes, you can put bird feathers in the composting bin.

Feathers are an excellent source of nitrogen, which is an essential element for healthy compost.

However, it is essential to ensure that the feathers are clean and free of any harmful chemicals or substances before adding them to the compost.

It is also recommended to chop the feathers into smaller pieces to help them break down quickly in the compost.

Feathers from poultry and game birds consist of about 90% protein by weight and contain approximately 15% Nitrogen.

They can be home composted and are classified as a β€œGreen”.

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