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Chicken poop?


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KittyInACup619

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Just got some chicken manure. A friend told me it should help with nitrogen deficiencies. It's just some shit in a bucket right now, and I've no more soil to mix it in with. How can I give my plants this chicken crap? Mix it in with water?

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bump.

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You can make a tea if you like. Chicken shit is hot. Really hot and can burn plants easy.

I have only read on it though. No first hand. I would not mix it into your soil. I THINK!! you can make tea though. Ask around...

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Determine how much chicken manure you need to fertilize your garden. The basic rule of thumb is to use 50 pounds of chicken manure per 100 square feet of garden soil.

2
Choose your preferred method to fertilize your garden with chicken manure. There are three ways: mixing the manure directly into the garden soil, making a manure tea, or composting the manure.

3
Allow the manure to age before broadcasting it into the soil (should you choose the direct method). It is the safest way to fertilize if you do not want to compost or make a manure tea.

Directly Mixing Manure into the Soil

1
Use a large scoop to broadcast the chicken manure evenly over your garden soil.

2
Let the manure rest in a pile outdoors for at least three weeks before spreading the chicken manure.

3
Work the aged chicken manure into your garden soil using a hoe or tiller before planting.

Making Chicken Manure Tea for Fertilizer


1
Prepare the chicken manure tea by filling a large garbage can three-fourths full of water .

2
Shovel the chicken manure into a burlap bag, put in a rock or brick and then tie the opening shut with twine. Place the burlap bag in the water-filled garbage can. The rock or brick will weigh down the burlap bag, keeping it submersed in the water.

3
Allow the chicken manure to sit for three weeks in the water. The water will become rich with nutrients, creating chicken manure tea.

4
Fill a watering can or sprayer with the manure tea and water your garden plants or seeds so they can benefit from this homemade liquid fertilizer.

Composting Chicken Manure for Fertilizer

1
Add the chicken manure to your existing compost pile and water it thoroughly.

2
Use a rake or pitchfork to turn over the composting material, mixing the chicken manure with the other organic ingredients.

3
Turn the manure every two to three weeks to aerate the compost pile. In about six months, the chicken manure compost will be ready to spread over your garden soil as fertilizer.

4
Fertilize your garden by mixing the composted chicken manure into the soil using a hoe or tiller.



Tips & Warnings

Choose chicken manure mixed with litter such as hay, sawdust or wood shavings because the nitrogen content is typically higher than manure without litter. Wear gloves to protect your hands from fresh chicken manure as it could harbor viruses, worm eggs or even bacteria that cause chicken disease.

Do not spread fresh chicken manure as fertilizer because it contains high nitrogen levels that will burn and possibly kill the plants in your garden.
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Determine how much chicken manure you need to fertilize your garden. The basic rule of thumb is to use 50 pounds of chicken manure per 100 square feet of garden soil.

2
Choose your preferred method to fertilize your garden with chicken manure. There are three ways: mixing the manure directly into the garden soil, making a manure tea, or composting the manure.

3
Allow the manure to age before broadcasting it into the soil (should you choose the direct method). It is the safest way to fertilize if you do not want to compost or make a manure tea.

Directly Mixing Manure into the Soil

1
Use a large scoop to broadcast the chicken manure evenly over your garden soil.

2
Let the manure rest in a pile outdoors for at least three weeks before spreading the chicken manure.

3
Work the aged chicken manure into your garden soil using a hoe or tiller before planting.

Making Chicken Manure Tea for Fertilizer

1
Prepare the chicken manure tea by filling a large garbage can three-fourths full of water .

2
Shovel the chicken manure into a burlap bag, put in a rock or brick and then tie the opening shut with twine. Place the burlap bag in the water-filled garbage can. The rock or brick will weigh down the burlap bag, keeping it submersed in the water.

3
Allow the chicken manure to sit for three weeks in the water. The water will become rich with nutrients, creating chicken manure tea.

4
Fill a watering can or sprayer with the manure tea and water your garden plants or seeds so they can benefit from this homemade liquid fertilizer.

Composting Chicken Manure for Fertilizer

1
Add the chicken manure to your existing compost pile and water it thoroughly.

2
Use a rake or pitchfork to turn over the composting material, mixing the chicken manure with the other organic ingredients.

3
Turn the manure every two to three weeks to aerate the compost pile. In about six months, the chicken manure compost will be ready to spread over your garden soil as fertilizer.

4
Fertilize your garden by mixing the composted chicken manure into the soil using a hoe or tiller.

Tips & Warnings

Choose chicken manure mixed with litter such as hay, sawdust or wood shavings because the nitrogen content is typically higher than manure without litter. Wear gloves to protect your hands from fresh chicken manure as it could harbor viruses, worm eggs or even bacteria that cause chicken disease.

Do not spread fresh chicken manure as fertilizer because it contains high nitrogen levels that will burn and possibly kill the plants in your garden.


awesome! hey, since I'm using potting soil rather than gardening soil, would that change the ratio (i.e. 50 lbs manure to 100 square feet soil)? I'm guessing no but I'd rather be safe than sorry. thank you so much for this detailed response!

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Determine how much chicken manure you need to fertilize your garden. The basic rule of thumb is to use 50 pounds of chicken manure per 100 square feet of garden soil.

2
Choose your preferred method to fertilize your garden with chicken manure. There are three ways: mixing the manure directly into the garden soil, making a manure tea, or composting the manure.

3
Allow the manure to age before broadcasting it into the soil (should you choose the direct method). It is the safest way to fertilize if you do not want to compost or make a manure tea.

Directly Mixing Manure into the Soil

1
Use a large scoop to broadcast the chicken manure evenly over your garden soil.

2
Let the manure rest in a pile outdoors for at least three weeks before spreading the chicken manure.

3
Work the aged chicken manure into your garden soil using a hoe or tiller before planting.

Making Chicken Manure Tea for Fertilizer

1
Prepare the chicken manure tea by filling a large garbage can three-fourths full of water .

2
Shovel the chicken manure into a burlap bag, put in a rock or brick and then tie the opening shut with twine. Place the burlap bag in the water-filled garbage can. The rock or brick will weigh down the burlap bag, keeping it submersed in the water.

3
Allow the chicken manure to sit for three weeks in the water. The water will become rich with nutrients, creating chicken manure tea.

4
Fill a watering can or sprayer with the manure tea and water your garden plants or seeds so they can benefit from this homemade liquid fertilizer.

Composting Chicken Manure for Fertilizer

1
Add the chicken manure to your existing compost pile and water it thoroughly.

2
Use a rake or pitchfork to turn over the composting material, mixing the chicken manure with the other organic ingredients.

3
Turn the manure every two to three weeks to aerate the compost pile. In about six months, the chicken manure compost will be ready to spread over your garden soil as fertilizer.

4
Fertilize your garden by mixing the composted chicken manure into the soil using a hoe or tiller.



Tips & Warnings

Choose chicken manure mixed with litter such as hay, sawdust or wood shavings because the nitrogen content is typically higher than manure without litter. Wear gloves to protect your hands from fresh chicken manure as it could harbor viruses, worm eggs or even bacteria that cause chicken disease.

Do not spread fresh chicken manure as fertilizer because it contains high nitrogen levels that will burn and possibly kill the plants in your garden.

 

I have my own chicken, just one but anyway he poops alot.
Would I go about drying his poop or what? & he we give him paper shreddings, if I went about buying wood shaving and adding them to the chicken manure while it's composting would that be okay?



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I use schutzmann farms composted chicken manure as a top dress :-D its composted so no burning.
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