She could have easily put it all in the compost heap, but she knows how much we love to scratch and peck through all of that garden waste.
It keeps us entertained for hours while we make the most of her yard scraps. In a few months time it will become fine compost. That’s when she comes in and shovels it all back out again and adds the newly composted material back into the garden. Raw chicken manure is one of the best organic materials for gardens but fresh chicken manure is very high in nitrogen and can be dangerous to tender plants which is why it’s best to mix it with leaves, grass clippings, and other yard scraps and give it time to break down before adding it to the garden.