Chicken_litter_compost Compost
Grower: Putney Farm
Price: $2.00 ( 1 Gallon)
%> Available (Estimated): 50

Dry, cured compost, with a few leaves. Adds nutrients and humus the natural way. Contains leaves, feathers, egg shell, and chicken litter. This compost is completely finished, except for a few leaves here and there. Made on the ground and contains living enzymes, composting microbes, minerals, nutrients, and life. To use chicken manure safely in your garden, it should be composted with a carbon-rich material such as straw. Our heated and cured compost is completely safe for your plants and you. The story behind this compost is this: The hens freely eat green living food and return it to the soil in the form of manure. We use the deep litter method of composting directly under the poultry roosts. When brown (leaves) meets green (chicken manure) in the right proportion, composting happens. The whole process heats up the litter and turns it into a powdery soil-scented material which will safely fertilize your most tender plants. Scratch it in, mix it with soil, or dilute in water and sprinkle it on for a quick foiliar feeding. "Chicken manure fertilizer is very high in nitrogen and also contains a good amount of potassium and phosphorus. The high nitrogen and balanced nutrients is the reason that chicken manure compost is the best kind of manure to use. But, the high nitrogen in the chicken manure is dangerous to plants if the manure has not been properly composted. Raw chicken manure fertilizer can burn and even kill plants if used. Composting chicken manure mellows the nitrogen and makes the manure suitable for the garden. Chicken manure composting gives the manure time to break down some of it more powerful nutrients so that they are more usable by the plants." http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/composting-basics/chicken-manure-fertilizer.htm