Is chicken manure better than cow manure?

When it comes to fertilizers for organic ground, farmers are forced to use natural, largely manure based fertility options. As far as chicken manure vs cow manure, chicken manure offers a higher concentration of NP & K per ton than cow manure.

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Chicken Manure vs Cow Manure for Organics

Our pelletized chicken manure can be applied during the spring or fall with most pull behind spreaders (Chandler type spreaders work best). Chicken manure is easier to handle and outperforms both turkey and cow manure.

4+ times the Nitrogen in Chicken Manure Pellets

In a study done by Iowa State University, solid dairy cow manure offered roughly 20lbs of N per ton. In comparison, a mid July analysis of our pellets revealed 88 lbs of N per ton. Typically, our analysis will range from 4%-5% N per ton throughout the year.

Study from Iowa State University

Easier Handling & Second Year Credits

Our chicken manure pellets are consistently dry and have a largely reduced scent than any manure in it’s raw form. For many farmers that don’t raise cattle, handling cow manure can be a messy process. We recommend using a pull behind type spreader for our pellets (Willmar 8 ton, Chandler). Why spread the same amount of fertilizer every year? With chicken manure pellets, you’ll get second year fertility credit (first year availability is anywhere from 60-70%).

Scott & Mark, Organic Farmers in Cokato

We’ve been using the raw manure from CFS with great success for a number of years.


Scott & Mark have been purchasing manure from CFS since 2012.

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