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Old May 1, 2018   #1
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Idaho
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Default Chicken compost...ammonia smell

I went to a commercial hatchery and had 2 1/2 yards of chicken manure dumped in the bed. When the manure/compost was lifted into the bed, the pile emitted a very strong ammonia smell and heat and steam rose from the pile. It looks broken down and was very hot in the center. However the strong ammonia smell has been wondering if it is safe to add to my raised beds for this years planting.

Any advice would be great.
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