Chicken Manure vs. Turkey Manure for Organic Farmers

One of the biggest differences between chicken manure and turkey manure is wood chip bedding material. Wood chips, often found in turkey barns, absorb a percentage of what would’ve been available nitrogen, while chicken manure does not.

The presence of bedding material in turkey litter can pose challenges for getting an OMRI listing, which adds another layer of complexion for it’s use on the organic farm.

What are the biggest differences in Chicken Manure vs. Turkey Manure?

One of the main differences between our chicken manure pellets and turkey manure is the form in which it arrives. When you order chicken manure pellets, you’re getting a product that’s low on smell, and easier to handle than raw manure.

Turkey manure is not currently offered in a pelleted form, due to the bedding material that is mixed in with the actual turkey manure itself. Of course, this means that the spreader you’ll use to spread turkey manure may be different than the one you would use to spread chicken manure pellets.

Raw Chicken Manure vs Raw Turkey Manure

The biggest difference in raw chicken manure and raw turkey manure is in the form of the product. Turkey manure most often contains bedding material of various types, whereas raw chicken manure if from layer barns, does not.

Chicken Manure Pellets vs. Raw Turkey Manure (almost double the N)

Turkey manure comes in a raw form, while the product we offer comes in a condensed, pelletized form. The pelleting process gives our product almost *double the amount of nitrogen per ton. In the University of Wisconsin study we’re referring to, Turkey manure offered 40 lbs. of Nitrogen per ton, while our pellets typically range from 80-100 lbs. of Nitrogen per ton.

Study performed by University of Wisconsin, here.

2nd Year Credits

With chicken manure pellets, you’ll get second year fertility credit (first year availability is anywhere from 60-70%). We highly recommend you work with an agronomist to determine specific nutrient requirements.

We Specialize in the Handling Of Bulk Poultry Manure

Since 2012, Crop Fertility Services has specialized in bulk poultry manure throughout the Upper Midwest. We offer custom manure spreading in Minnesota, raw chicken manure, pellets, and turkey litter.

Bulk Turkey Manure Pricing

Contact Ron Fleming of CFS at (612)309-7522

Raw Manure Sales & Custom Spreading

Contact Brian Halonen of CFS at (320)583-3465