by JoAnne Skelly

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June 5, 2012
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What about chicken manure?

Chicken manure has long been used as a fertilizer source. The nutrient composition of poultry manure/poultry litter "varies with the type of bird, the feed ration, the proportion of litter to droppings, the manure handling system and the type of litter" (North Carolina Cooperative Extension (CE)).

According to Oklahoma CE, "poultry litter is an excellent, low cost fertilizer if used properly" (PSS-2246). It releases nitrogen slowly and improves soil quality. Alabama CE says it "is the most valuable of all manures produced by livestock when properly handled."

I have read commentaries that chicken manure - "harvested" from concentrated animal feeding …

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