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How to Make Organic Fertilizer Using Chicken Manure


Posted by Manny on February 21st, 2010

Engaging in a poultry business can be lucrative with the proper skill and knowledge and besides that, there is a good use of the waste product from those chicken.

Chicken manure can be converted to a useful organic fertilizers for crops. There are people visiting this blog that are asking for methods on making organic fertilizers from chicken manure.

Some of them are:

1. Ezra
Comment: how to prepare a fertilizer from chicken manure?

2. Anna Lyn Hernandez
Comment: ahm.. panuh poh mapapadali ang process ng pagawa ng organic fertilizer na gamit lang eh chicken manure (How can we simplify the process of making organic fertilizer using chicken manure?)

Chicken manure fertilizer is considered the best kind of organic fertilizer because it is high in nitrogen and balanced nutrients like potassium and phosphorous. It is the most desired organic compost for vegetable crops. Composting chicken manures mellows the nitrogen content since it is high in nitrogen and can be dangerous to plants when not properly prepared. Using raw chicken manure can kill plants so proper composting is very essential to make a successful chicken manure compost. Aside from killing the plants, raw chicken manure can contain food borne diseases that can be ingested if used on vegetable crops.

Making the Chicken Manure Compost

Most of the local commercial poultry cages or chicken coops I’ve seen have a welded wire mesh flooring and the manure falls straight down on the soil underneath the elevated cages unlike chicken coops in other countries where they used wooden shavings or hay for the chicken bedding. So preparing a compost with other ingredients like hay or dried grass is better compared to using only chicken manure. As suggested by some websites I’ve seen, composting chicken manure is fairly simple. Just dump the chicken bedding (which contains dried grass, hay and wooden shavings of course) in the compost bin.

Then water it thoroughly and turn it every few weeks to mix air into the pile. Since most poultry businesses here don’t use chicken bedding, mixing the chicken manure with other organic materials like saw dust, newspapers and dried grass or leaves is a good idea. And if you are wondering what is a compost bin, it can be a large plastic drum or a large wooden box. Plastic drums or containers needs to be drilled with holes on the bottom and sides for the air to mix with the compost and it will take 6 to 9 months and a maximum of 12 months for the compost to be ready for use.

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13 Responses to “How to Make Organic Fertilizer Using Chicken Manure”

  1. Benedicto C. Cervania, Jr. says:

    Dear Sir, I was able to acquire 12 hectares of agricultural land in Puerto Princesa City which is formerly classified as timberland. The land got a lot of grass, small trees, and forest residuals like dried branches and leaves. I want to have it clean and retain some trees to make it grow bigger. I want to convert this something like a forest park and I want to plant native trees. But I need proper disposals of all residues. I contacted already a supplier of milling machine to convert all residues to sawdust. Now my question is can all of forest residues be mixed and used in making organic fertilizer after turning to sawdust? I’m planning also to build a poultry to make use of the manure while I can also buy carabao manure for the purpose of making organic fertilizer. If possible, I’ll appreciate If you can give me some ideas where I can get proper training in organic fertilizer production. Any help and advises will be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

  2. Manuel says:

    @Benedicto C. Cervania, Jr. Okay Sir I’ll if I can find trainings for making organic fertilizers. But for the meantime I think those information are available by searching the internet.

  3. knight says:

    Hello Manuel, Nice blog ! I have some tips to share about composting., dig a hole in the field about 15 inches deep or deeper and make sure that the manure and some other residue fit the hole, wet with water and cover with soil for a year If you’re lucky it turns into vermi composting… :)

  4. Manuel says:

    @knight Thanks for sharing your expertise here. You are always welcome!

  5. jun evangelista says:

    Sir Knight, Can I make use of the carabao manure as my organic fertilizer for my ricefield? how can i prepare it. would the procedure be the same as that of the chicken manure? Is there any other ingredience other than the manure? How many sacks will i be using per hectar? thanks and GOD bless

  6. Alx says:

    sir jun, research nyo lang sa internet how to make compost o mas mainam, vermicompost. here is one of the sites: http://tech.dir.groups.yahoo.com/group/vermiculture_owner/ review mo na lang yung mga past posts. about basic composting, there are 4 elements needed for a good compost: browns (saw dust, dried leaves, etc), greens (fresh vegetables, fresh leaves, manures, etc), water and air. gawin mong “lasagna” style ang preparation para mas mabilis na ma-compost. tingin ka rin sa youtube dahil marami ring presentations na makikita doon. ang alam ko for the first year, you can put around 5 metric tons per hec. then on the second year application, you can apply 3 metric tons per hec and so on. hope this helps.

  7. Liza Villora says:

    Hello sir! do you have any idea or information on what is the best proportion of ingredient for an enhanced organic fertilizer?as in the amount or the proportion or percentage of each ingredient/component. A site that you could recommend could also be a great help. thanks!=)

  8. Chhun Kang says:

    dear sir i need u to avade some technical for mixing chicken manure and coconut shell and bone meal couse my country have alot of this raw material. Best regard Kang

  9. eugene tuki makhanu says:

    Dear sir I am Eugene from Kenya,I am really interested in this project of your actually it’s an inspiration to the third world country like my (Kenya).please can you help me understand,if i can make fertilizer from maize stalks because it the main raw material available in large quantity ,how to make it in granules for easy application,portable,packable (e.g in 50 kgs bags) and long lasting. regard Eugene tuki Makhanu

  10. alfredo a aganan jr says:

    Am quite confused coz’ according to some organic growers, chicken manure is not considered organic fertilizer esp commercially grown chicken because of the feeds used. How could we detoxify this inorganic chicken manure?

  11. MANNY MONARCA says:

    hello Manuel. Organic fertilizer from chicken manure is no longer a problem. I just mix ATOVI to the drinking water of my chicken and viola their manure become automatic organic fertilizer, therefore decomposition is not needed. The reason ATOVI corrects and maintains the digestive system of the animal and all nutrients and medications are absorbed and utilized properly and efficiently. Proof to that is the almost total absence of undigested protein in the manure and the very low ammonia fumes which cause foul odor. It ended up into A non-pathogenic and organic fecal waste. A technology based on NANOTECHNOLOGY. ATOVI the WONDER POWDER. You can reach me in this number: 09268555396

  12. alfonso b. tan says:

    good day sir! i have my own organic mixture, a combination of chicken dung(decomposed), carbonized rice hull and cocopeat.kindly help me with respect to its potency. i am planning to use this to my vegetable plants(ampalaya, sweet pepper, eggplant etc…). please inform me if it needs some amendments so that i could have a better product. thank you very much and more power…

  13. Macnoel Chilunga says:

    Please would you teach me steps to follow on how to make organic ferfilizer from chicken dropings from cages.

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