Gardeners should well know that chicken droppings are very valuable organic fertilizer. At the same time, this fertilizer has a very high concentration of various substances (nitrogen, lime, phosphoric acid, potassium oxide, magnesium, sulfur). There are many microelements and bioactive substances in it.
If we compare the presence of nitrogen and phosphorus, then in the most popular and affordable cow’s manure for gardeners, these substances are five times less.
Therefore, you should remember this and do the appropriate dosage when entering the soil. It is also necessary to know that folding raw litter in heaps without closing it from the external environment is ineffective. Since the amount of nitrogen will decrease sharply and negatively affect the ecology.
Chicken litter is introduced both in a liquid form and dry. Fresh chicken label should be used with great accuracy (there is a danger of getting a strong burn with plants).
It is recommended to feed a liquid solution. To guide the solution, you should adhere to the ratio: 1 part of the chicken flow for 15-20 parts of water. It should be remembered that you need to add more to fresh chicken flow of water.
The solution itself is prepared at the rate of 1/3 of the container – chicken droppings, 2/3 – water. The contents of the container must be periodically mixed. Insist the solution should be within two days. It is not advisable to keep the solution for more than two days, because ammonia will be quickly lost. Before use, the solution must still be diluted with water and mixed (1 part of the solution and 4 parts of water).
The consumption of finished top dressing should be from half to one bucket per square meter.
You can prepare top dressing and in another way. Put chicken litter in water at the rate: 1 part of the litter to 10 parts of water. Wait for the chicken droppings. Water the beds at the rate of: a bucket of a solution per 1 square meter with this solution. After that, pour a layer of earth in a few centimeters on top.
You can make dry chicken droppings.
Before introducing dry fertilizer, it first should be chopped to a powder state and mixed with the ground. The norm of introducing dry litter per 1 square meter as a top dressing for vegetable crops should not exceed 50 grams.
The gardeners should remember that in a dry chicken the litter is three times more different substances than in fresh. Accordingly, the dose of deposit should be as much less times.
It is necessary to monitor the amount of nitrogen introduced into the soil. Otherwise, nitrogen instead of benefit will only harm plants.