On a sustainable farm, there are often animals. These animals have many roles to play, and one of them is as walking fertilizer factories. Since the dawn of agriculture, people have known that manure causes plants to grow. While many people don’t like to see the words “manure” and “vegetables” in the same sentence, or think about them in the same thought, composting kills pathogenic bacteria. In fact, once manure is composted, you get a crumbly, clean, fertile substance that looks and feels and smells like the fresh, good soil that it will soon be mixed with. And while there are strict regulations governing the composting and use of manure in the U.S. National Organic Program, there are no such regulations for conventional producers.
Benefits of chicken manure and how to compost chicken manure so it’s safe to use on food crops: