So gardeners, is chick poo less toxic than adult chicken poo?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by NancyDz, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. NancyDz

    NancyDz Songster

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    Sorry funny question I know, but I was wondering if my brooder poo would be able to be used immediately in my garden. It seems
    like less ammonia than my adults?

  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    I don't think so. There's just significantly less of it.
  3. lisahaschickens

    lisahaschickens Songster

    Feb 25, 2009
    Vancouver, WA
    I agree. the manure is not toxic in the garden ever... it's just that when it's fresh, it can burn plants (with ammonia, yes). It needs time to decompose/compost and mellow. Ammonia is a normal part of their waste and it is in chick manure as well as mature chicken manure. I say toss it on the compost pile and wait it out.

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