Chicken manure for the gardn

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by cloverof4, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. cloverof4

    cloverof4 New Egg

    3
    0
    7
    Jul 16, 2011
    What and how does anyone use there manure for their garden?Please give me some feed back as Im a longtime gardener but have never used chicken manure now I have hen and think I just might thanks
     
  2. ChooksinChoppers

    ChooksinChoppers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2011
    Ocala, Florida.
    [​IMG] just one hen though? havnt you heard of chicken math? in any case chickens do better with a buddy or two [​IMG]
     
  3. Axle Quails

    Axle Quails Chillin' With My Peeps

    536
    0
    126
    May 1, 2011
    London
    lol chicken math is addicting lol

    i went out and bought another baby bantam haha so i got 3 [​IMG]

    and [​IMG]

    And alot people do use chicken manure - i do sometimes [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2011
  4. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

    Mar 27, 2008
    NW,Missouri
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2011
  5. Gardengirl 2011

    Gardengirl 2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

    451
    4
    111
    Mar 3, 2011
    Central Florida
    When I clean out the pen and chicken run(I only have 3 hens) I just shovel everything into the wheelbarrow and toss it far enough away from the plants as to not burn them with the manure. Chicken manure runs hot, so it's actually suggested to compost it first. I'm lazy about things like that though and topdress the sides of the rows or in between plants.
     
  6. Axle Quails

    Axle Quails Chillin' With My Peeps

    536
    0
    126
    May 1, 2011
    London
    i just dig mine in to the ground and let it rot in haha

    Im lazy [​IMG]
     
  7. MamaRoo

    MamaRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    888
    21
    123
    Jul 5, 2011
    A ferry ride away, WA
    During the winter I spread the coop cleanins on my garden bed, kinda like mulch. Stop around February so it has time to mellow before planting. I also have kitchen cupboards from a remodel that I'm making into raised beds. During the summer I dump the coop crap in these to slowly build up soil so I can eventually plant here.
     
  8. KristyHall

    KristyHall Overrun With Chickens

    5,047
    177
    288
    Jan 27, 2011
    North Alabama
    welcome to BYC [​IMG]

    i agree with the others. it is best to compost it first. mix it with plenty of plant matter so it won't burn up too fast and destroy some of the vital nutrients plants need in the process
     
  9. fuzziebutt

    fuzziebutt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 9, 2009
    Winfield
    It will burn the plants. We keep it in a pile during the summer, and in the fall hubbo tills it into the garden, then tills again in the spring.


    And I also just wanted to say "Coop Crap". Neato![​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by