Old 04-28-00, 07:18 AM
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I have a ready supply of chickenlitter/hay from my small henhouse. I would like to use it to fertilize my garden and flower beds but I don't know how much to spread. Any suggestions?
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Old 04-29-00, 06:52 AM
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Cover the groung with a light but not to little and work it in.
Old 05-01-00, 06:41 PM
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Fresh chicken manure has an analysis of 1.6-1.5-0.9 (Nitrogen-Phosphorous-Potassium percentages by weight) While Hay is 2.5-0.5-2.1 - Mixing the two together in would yeild an approximate 2.1-1-1.5 - To use this as a fertilizer you would need an ideal 1 pound of actual nitrogen per 1000 square feet. This means at 2% nitrogen that it will take 50 pounds per 1000 square feet to yeild 1 pound actual nitrogen. Considering the weight of the manure/hay mixture - thats not really a lot per 1000 square feet.

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