real-chicken-pic Chicken manure contains high amounts of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium making it one of the best sources of natural fertilizer. A 100 square foot garden needs an annual application of 45 pounds of chicken manure. Fresh manure should never be used directly in your garden; instead it should be added to compost. However there are some garden ready brands of chicken manure such as, RediGro Chicken Manure.  Simply mix into the soil of vegetable and flower gardens or apply as a fertilizer by mixing around the base of trees and shrubs. Easier than taking care of a flock of chickens.

RediGro Chicken Manure is available at participating Ace Hardware Stores.  Visit for a listing of our stores and phone numbers.

Here are a few links regarding chicken manure and how to use.  Keep in mind that fresh chicken manure is used differently than garden ready chicken manure.

How To Use Chicken Manure by eHow

Chicken Manure Fertilizer by

How to Use Chicken Manure by Yahoo