Chicken Manure vs. Turkey Manure for Organic Farmers

One of the biggest differences between chicken manure and turkey manure is wood chip bedding material. Wood chips, often found in turkey barns, absorb a percentage of what would’ve been available nitrogen, while chicken manure does not.

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What are the biggest differences in Chicken Manure vs. Turkey Manure?

One of the main differences between our chicken manure pellets and turkey manure is the form in which it arrives. When you order chicken manure pellets, you’re getting a product that’s low on smell, and easier to handle than raw manure.

Pellets vs. Raw Manure (almost double the N)

Turkey manure comes in a raw form, while the product we offer comes in a condensed, pelletized form. The pelleting process gives our product almost *double the amount of nitrogren per ton. In the University of Wisconsin study we’re referring to, Turkey manure offered 40 lbs. of Nitrogen per ton, while our pellets typically range from 80-100 lbs. of Nitrogen per ton.

Study performed by University of Wisconsin, here.

2nd Year Credits

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%). We highly recommend you work with an agronomist to determine specific nutrient requirements.

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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