Chicken Manure

Asked April 13, 2016, 8:09 PM EDT

Hi-We just got chicken manure from a friends coop. This is a mixture of manure and bedding from over the winter. I spread it out on top of our garden beds to dry for a few days, not too thick. Some of it was dry already, some moist, and some clumped up. Broke it up with a rake. Plan on double digging it in with some added peat moss and sand. I should have checked lst, but will this be a problem using it for this seasons garden?

Stearns County Minnesota chicken manure

1 Response

Hi,
Here is some information about using chicken manure. Sounds like you have a good system and I hope this helps.
A 120-day curing period is needed to allow time for the natural death of harmful bacteria. The waiting period can occur while the litter is in the compost pile, or it can occur after its application in the garden.

https://www.cals.uidaho.edu/edcomm/pdf/CIS/CIS1194.pdf