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Fertilizer

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by LindsaySinai, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. LindsaySinai

    LindsaySinai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What's the best way to use the chicken droppings as fertilizer? Doesn't it have to be stored for a while before it can be used? Does it need to be prepared in any way??
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    If you have no "vacant" ground to spread it, it is best to add it to other compost materials and allow nature to take it's course. My daughter uses one of those barrel compost units, as she lives in the city. Works well.

    Our here in the country there is always some place that needs the nutrients. Many folks compost for up to year. It is terrific fertilizer. As raw poo, it is pretty "hot" so allowing some time, in a compost pile to de-compose is a good idea for most folks.
     
  3. chi-rn

    chi-rn Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. LindsaySinai

    LindsaySinai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fred's Hens :

    If you have no "vacant" ground to spread it, it is best to add it to other compost materials and allow nature to take it's course. My daughter uses one of those barrel compost units, as she lives in the city. Works well.

    Our here in the country there is always some place that needs the nutrients. Many folks compost for up to year. It is terrific fertilizer. As raw poo, it is pretty "hot" so allowing some time, in a compost pile to de-compose is a good idea for most folks.

    How much time do I need to let it sit? Is it good to fertilize everything...I have a citrus tree, lots of grass, a huge wisteria...would it be good for all that?​
     

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