Contamination of store bought chicken poop for garden?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by CupcakeChickens, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. CupcakeChickens

    CupcakeChickens Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 18, 2014
    It occurred to me that dad uses bags of chicken poop in his garden. He said it had been processed so it's safe for people to use. But what about chickens? I'm not using it in their coop, but their coop is right next to the collard patch that does use it, and we will track it in on our feet. Any danger of my chickens getting sick from this?
  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 15, 2011
    SE Pa.
    Not knowing how it was processed I can't tell you for sure how safe it is. That said I would guess that it is as safe as having wild birds flying into your coop. Can happen. but not an every day thing. Composting the most common way of processing, takes care of most pathogens. If you have concerns you could take some steps like keeping a path to the coop free and never walk off the path then into the coop.
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    If it's safe for human food, it's probably not going to infect your chickens.

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