Chicken manure as fertilizer
Chicken manure as fertilizer serves as good fertilizer but also acts as a pest control over your plants. They are indeed form of natural pest control mechanism before taking others as control.
Your poultry produces an egg every twenty four hours and it’s wonderful to have your very own home produced fresh eggs. Your average size hen also generates 1 cubic foot of manure every 6 months. What’re you doing with this? Manure simply cannot continue to collect in your coop. It stinks, brings rodents and flies, and the ammonia is not healthful for your chickens to breath.
But I claim it is an excellent soil amendment, really? Poultry manure adds organic matter and increases the water holding capacity and favorable biota in ground. I can give you with information about the parts of composting: Carbon, Nitrogen, air, humidity, volume, and temperature.
How to compost chicken manure
Chicken owners commonly use bedding like shavings, sawdust, dry leaves, or straw to ensure a dry cushion for chickens as well as to control odor and pests. The coop bedding may be rolled up with the manure and thrown into a composting bin. Some owners prefer to choose manure and soiled bedding out from the coop on a regular basis. Others may add new bedding over feces and roll up on a less frequent basis.
To keep it simple most composters follow the rule of thumb of 1 part brown to 2 components green. By combining the correct proportion of bedclothes and manure at one time to form a stack, about one cubic yard, then adding humidity, will produce a hot stack.
Care and monitoring of the compost
It is advocate that the compost heap heat to 130-150 degrees F and keep that temperature for 3 days. To help you in reaching appropriate temperature you can buy a compost temperature gauge from an area greenhouse. After the center of your compost pile has already reached the necessary temperature for 3 days it’ll start to cool. Pull the middle aside and move the core material to the edges and bring the edge material right into the middle to heat. Monitor the stack and once you’re satisfied that the whole contents of your bin continues to be heated, freely cover and let cure for 45-sixty days before using. You may add the resulting compost to your vegetable garden or flower bed by distributing it on the surface or by carefully working gently in existing soil.