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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:48 pm 
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I have applied my second round of chicken fertilizer this week.

I also researched the chemical ingredients of chicken manure. Chicken manure is the active ingredient in Medina's Growin Green Lawn Fertilizer which sells at this site's Natural Organic Warehouse for $23.87/40lb bag or $15.00/lb of Nitrogen.
My Chicken feed was $11.50/50lb bag or $5.75/lb of Nitrogen.

Salt content in feed:
http://www.aces.edu/pubs/docs/A/ANR-0244/
This site above indicated chicken manure has up to 0.25% sodium in the wet form so dried would contain even higher contents. My chicken feed is at 0.2% sodium.
Medina advertises its fertilizer is "Low salt index" without giving a value. Interesting!

One other concern expressed in this forum is the "other" ingredients in chicken feed. These are critical vitamins and minerals a chicken needs and is also needed for all living organisms including all those living in our soils. I can guarantee you when a chicken eats this feed he does not utilize 100% of these ingredients and the remaining unused are excreted in the manure that is then processed and sold at overpriced rates. Just because chicken manure based fertilizer is not legally required to list ingredients or composition does not mean it does not contain every ingredient that the chicken has consumed in the feed. Refer back to the article above to see the trace minerals present, similar to the chicken feed because that is where they are coming from.

The bottom line is why wait for the chicken to pass the feed through his body before we pay for it when we can use the feed at almost 1/3 the manure based fertilizer price??
By the way, the manure based fertilizer has to be heated to be Pasteurized so now you are adding pollution and using energy to produce this compared to chicken feed!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:08 pm 
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Bob can you please link to the product you're talking about? or provide a picture of the bag. Or does it matter which bag or brand? All I care about is that all the potential weed seeds are ground up and not viable. This looks like a great product for the price.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:50 pm 
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Hello David,
I buy what is in stock at Dillard Feed in Weatherford but I am sure the feed stores in San Antonio will have these.
Purina is more expensive so I use feed from Golden Oak Milling:
http://www.goldenoakmilling.com/
http://poultry.purinamills.com/OURPRODU ... fault.aspx

Golden Oak is cheaper and they have the 28% and 24% options that contain the fish meal and molasses but I used the 20% Laying Ration. Use the crumbles form which passes through any spreader very easily.

Check these dealers for Golden Milling:
COMFORT, TEXAS ATKISON FEED 210-995-2186
FREDERICKSBURG, TEXAS LOCHTE STORAGE
830-997-2256
WOERNER WAREHOUSE
830-997-2246
HARPER, TEXAS BEHRENDS @ BODES
830-864-4004
MARBLE FALLS, TEXAS CROWNOVER FEED BARN
830-693-4458


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All I can get in George West is scratch at 8-10% protein. Bummer.

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