Chicken manure isn't really just chicken poop - it is also refuse like feathers, eggshells, feed remnants, and bedding materials
The one downside to chicken manure is that fresh manure is a very "hot" fertilizer that can burn crops.
Aging or composting chicken manure renders it safe and useful VERY useful in the garden.
Cold composting is a hands-off, set-and-forget for a while method of aging chicken manure. Time is the magic ingredient in making this recipe
Composting-in-place is a bedding and layering method wherein the chicken manure ages in place with the aid of abundant carbon-based bedding materials.
Using an abundance of carbon-based bedding in the coop makes composting-in-place a cinch.
Composting breaks down odor-causing ammonia and reduces the components to a plant-safe level, making it safe to use as a garden fertilizer and amendment.