The new compost heap
Well I was planning a proper hot compost site to compost cat litter but am now just going for a hole for that. As I had everything ready anyway I thought I would experiment with seeing how hot I could get it. My son and I prepared the hole and he fed every spare worm he found to the chickens Luckily the idea is that the bacteria do it on their own and ti would potentially be too hot for worms anyway. He also found lots of woodlice and fed them to the chickens and the chickens ended up following him around the garden desperate for more.
So that was Friday evening. Checked it Sunday morning and the top felt warm to the touch and the centre was 31 degrees celsius, so it is definitely heating up. Nowhere near the 65 degrees you need to kill nasties in cat waste but still I was quite impressed. I might become a bit obsessed with checking the temperature, so haven't done it yet today!
My son has also gladly weed onto the pile twice now...