Growing where chicken run has been.

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Goneterseed

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Growing where chicken run has been.
« on: January 09, 2019, 20:26 »
Hi everyone,
I have just taken on a new allotment. There is a 20' x 15' peice of ground where a chicken run has been for the past three years. Will it be too hot in terms of lime from the chicken manure for growing this year?

Thanks in advance.
Steve.

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Re: Growing where chicken run has been.
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2019, 20:52 »
How long ago did the chickens vacate?

If immediately then yeah, maybe use that bit as your mulch heap this year.

If a few months then i'd say a good dig over and you're good to go, but not carrots.

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Re: Growing where chicken run has been.
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2019, 21:09 »
a rested piece of ground and all that chicken manure equals fantastic crops in my opinion.

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Re: Growing where chicken run has been.
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2019, 21:10 »
Many thanks for your reply. The chickens are still on it and will be gone in about three weeks. Will do as you suggest.

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Re: Growing where chicken run has been.
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2019, 10:57 »
It may well be rich in nitrogen so bear that in mind when adding feed.
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