Chicken manure, is it good for the garden?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by OPIE, Dec 25, 2008.

  1. OPIE

    OPIE Songster

    Jul 7, 2008
    Freeman Mo.
    Well simple questtion I guess. I was thinking of collecting my manure from my Buff Orps and putting in my garden this winter and in the summer, tilling it in. Will this work or does it need to "cool" longer.

  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    We throw ours into a compost and rotate it weekly. We will be using it come spring time....
  3. Beekissed

    Beekissed Free Ranging

    This works, Opie!
  4. dixiechick

    dixiechick Songster

    I put it around the base of my trees and plants when we sow our garden....everything loves chicken poop!

  5. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

    Dec 16, 2008
    I use it as well but let it rest for a year first since the one time I was not really thijnking and put it in my farm with out the "rest" time in the compost and its high nitrogen levels damaged my plants, wont make that mistake again lol
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I mean poop is poop is pooo, why not make your own manure. You do have to let it sit and ferment so to speak, rotate it around, then in he spring, go from the top. Keep rotating.
  7. 2468Chickensrgr8

    2468Chickensrgr8 Songster

    Nov 7, 2007
    I have another little "project" going for the winter since its cold....I have placed poop boards under the roosts and have been scrapping the dropping off and then putting them into the "chicken" composter with other dry brown stuff like leaves I have stored up and kitchen scraps etc....I'm going to let it freeze up and then cook during the summer then place it on the gardens late summer or if I can find some information if it would be safe to place on the garden late spring...Last winter/spring I have place piles of the Chicken manure mixed with the shavings after cleaning the coop out... into the veggie garden before planting...and I have also placed piles along the back of some new perrenial gardens to mix up come springtime....hope that helps...

  8. FarmerDenise

    FarmerDenise Songster

    Apr 21, 2007
    Sonoma County
    We empty the henhouse and chicken yard out into the field several times a year. We wait at least two weeks before we plant. In the dry season we water it in. The poop that we collect from the roosts, we save in a bucket and make manure tea and sparingly pour it onto heavy feeders throughout the growing season. We did not purchase any fertilizer last year and our garden grew abundantly.
  9. chickenbuddy

    chickenbuddy Songster

    Jun 4, 2008
    Chicken poop is awsome (except when it's on you [​IMG] )

  10. OPIE

    OPIE Songster

    Jul 7, 2008
    Freeman Mo.
    Sounds like my family! LOL. Thanks for all the advice!
    If I get it right, I should be able to stock pile it and rotate the pile every so often and throw some directly on the garden now as planting season is still 5 to 6 months away.
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2008

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