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Edited by nkeaton - 7/19/14 at 5:55am
post #42 of 46

Before I plant when I use my chicken's poop I mix it into the native soil two to three days before planting. 

post #43 of 46

Keep in mind that chicken manure when fresh is hot. It works best to compost it....however other applications of the manure work well applying to the gardens as a top dress all Winter long here, and keep in mind some gentle plants like green beans, will give you a burnt leave or two....if time to settle down is't given before planting....it is a great fertilizer...and the harvest will support my thoughts....go ahead and dress plants..but..keep it away of them.

 

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post #44 of 46

Wow...this is an old thread!   Can't even remember back to when I trenched chicken manure with old hay.  Nowadays I compost it in the coop, having evolved in my deep litter efforts into using materials that compost more easily than pine shavings.  By the time it comes out of the coop it's composted completely and perfect for side dressing or planting directly into. 

 
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A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.  Proverbs 12:10
 
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post #45 of 46
If I were to use sand so I could Scoop the Poop out would that be bad for the compost?
post #46 of 46

maybe add some dolomite lime to balance out the acidity, mix with lots of leaves - leaves make the best compost - if you look up composting - when they refer to mixes of green and brown material - chicken poop is considered a green!

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