How to Compost Chicken Manure

Composting chicken manure allows you to use your flock’s waste in vegetable or flower beds, or to feed perennials like berry bushes and trees. But fresh manure is too “hot” to put directly onto a garden, unless it’s just a drop here and there from chickens enjoying the shade and fresh foliage. This means it has so much nitrogen that it will burn the plants rather than nourish them. Also, chickens’ omnivorous diet makes them more likely to carry microbes which can sicken humans.

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