How To Use Chicken Manure Pellets for Organic Farming

Using chicken manure pellets for organic farming is a practical, sustainable way of delivering vital nutrients to ensure better yields.

For many organic farmers, sourcing manure isn’t as easy as driving a semi down the street. That’s where pelletized manure comes in. In a pellet form, chicken manure offers higher nutrient values per ton than in it’s raw form. For farmers a distance from a manure source, this can mean all the difference in making “the numbers work”.

On top of it’s higher nutrient values, chicken manure pellets are also easier to handle and apply. Using pellets in your crop rotation comes down to a couple of items. First, the price of bulk chicken manure. Second, deciding which crops to use the manure on. Finally, storing and applying the manure pellets.

How should I applicate chicken manure pellets?

Any pull type fertilizer spreader should work for chicken manure pellets, however, ensure you understand your spread rate prior to applying pellets on a field. The biggest disadvantage to a pull type spreader is often it’s size, as you may have to re-fill on a consistent basis.

The pellets have best spread rates and are easiest to apply with a Chandler spreader.

Can you store chicken manure pellets?

Absolutely! One of the top reasons farmers choose to use a pelletized manure product in their operation is it’s ease of storage. We recommend a dry facility with a hard ground, cement is ideal. If you plan on storing your pellets for a longer period of time, we do recommend that you cover your product. Some farmers choose to set up a hoop barn, allowing them to store pellets for use at their convenience.

View our chicken manure pellets FAQs for more.

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