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Old May 13, 2016   #1
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Default One year old chicken manure

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I have partially composted - one year old - chicken manure, and I'm wondering if I should use it for my vegetable garden, and if so, how much.

By the way, it comes from not an organic but free range, so hopefully not too many chemicals it in it.

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Old May 13, 2016   #2
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Use it! At one year old it is the perfect age.
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Thanks, ChiliPeppa. But isn't fully composted the perfect age? The stuff I have is not and smells quite strong! How much should I use?
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Mix some (2 inches or so) in with soil and plant a seedling in it to see if it burns.. Normally I'd say at a year you're good to go but I see that you live in Ottawa and I'd imagine the manure was frozen solid all winter? If that's the case, then it's very likely that it isn't fully decomposed..

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Salaam,
the best use it in a soilmix for cucumbers. They like a fresh cow manure raw and one year chicken manure very much.

And the best way to save your bird manure is to dry it with a mix of a sawdust or a peat to avoid of Nitrogen-to-Ammonia transformation.
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Normally I'd say at a year you're good to go but I see that you live in Ottawa and I'd imagine the manure was frozen solid all winter? If that's the case, then it's very likely that it isn't fully decomposed..
You're right Mike. I hadn't thought of that.
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Well there is, but not really a science to all this. Just use it and you'll be happy.
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