You may love your poultry for their sweet natures, colourful looks, daily egg, and possibly meat, but they reliably produce another useful product too.
What to do with all that poo
For every 100g of feed a chicken eats, it produces about 40g of manure. The average layer hen eats 120-160g a day, for a yearly poo production rate of 17.5-24kg.
The bonus is, unlike seasonal eggs or a one-off meat contribution, you get poo every day, without fail.
To many poultry people, poo is a smelly problem. But if you manage it well, it’s a beneficial addition to pasture and gardens.
However, manure must be pre-treated to benefit plants. If not, it can do more damage than good.
A chicken’s poo production rate is 17-24kg a year.