Newbie to organic gardening and to the site. My buddies dad needed some help and i happily volunteered. While i was there saw a never used huge compost tumbler. I asked if it worked well and he said he set it up and never used it. Then told me to load it up and take it home. I had just priced some last week and the small ones were pretty expensive. Dont mean to be long winded but im pumped i got it for free for helping him out. I have a huge pile of leaves piled up but can i put just leaves or do i need other materials??? I just got my first raised bed up 18'x 3' and planted my veggies. I need to get started on my compost for future soil amenment. Plus i have a few chickens. Can i use the chicken manure. Lots of questions sorry but brand new.