home made chicken lawn fertilizer?

chickanddoglvr

In the Brooder
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Oct 7, 2010
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I was reading that organic lawn fertilizer is really good for the lawn. Any homemaid chicken poo fertilizer? I tryed some with horse poo but it didnt work very well.
 

Moabite

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Feb 24, 2010
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I mix all my bedding, manure, coffee grounds, eggshells, leaves, etc into the compost pile and then use it after it has turned to compost. It works great in the garden. I haven't used it on the lawn, but I bet it would work fine.
 

2DogsFarm

Songster
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Apr 10, 2009
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You have to let manure - chicken or horse - compost before using it.
It is "hot" when fresh & will burn young plants before the urea breaks down into nitrogen.

Once you let the pile sit - six months or so - it turns into the most beautiful black, loamy compost you could ever want. A Master Gardener friend calls my pile Black Gold.

The only time I use fresh manure is in the Fall. Once all the plants have died back, I pile it on the flower & veggie beds to compost over the Winter.
In Spring it gets tilled in and grows things like CRAZY!

I know you are supposed to turn a compost pile, but I never do.
I just use a pitchfork to lift off the top layer and get to the Good Stuff beneath.
Then the top layer becomes the new bottom layer & the process stasrts over again.
This works for me as my compost is always full of earthworms & steams in the Spring.
There is also a layer of ash to show me how hot it got while breaking down.
 

A.T. Hagan

Don't Panic
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Aug 13, 2007
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It's all about how much you use over how much ground.

Chicken manure is the only fertilizer my yard gets. I keep most of my birds in chicken tractors which I move daily. This means they leave one day's worth of manure behind each time I move the tractors. In the warm season you can see a definite green trail where the tractors have passed over a week or two after the fact. Usually anyway. Hasn't rained in over two weeks so nothing is growing much right now.
 

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