Sunday, January 16, 2011

Converting chicken manure into black gold: How-To

Chickens Produce Eggs and Manure.  Chicken manure can be one of the greatest assets for a home gardener.  Although chicken manure is too strong to be used raw on your flowers or vegetables, it can be composted and converted to “black gold”.   If used without composting it could damage roots and possibly kill your plants, however, once it is composted chicken manure is:

  • A good soil amendment, chicken manure adds organic matter and increases the water holding capacity and beneficial biota in soil.
  • A good fertilizer; chicken manure provides Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium to you plants (more than horse, cow or steer manure).
 Read about how to do this at Seattletilth.

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