How Chicken Manure Is Turned Into Pellet Fertilizer
As a smelly and slightly wet animal waste, chicken manure has a limited value and attracts flies. However, in more recent years, chicken poo or manure is not used as a type of organic fertilizer, which has offered chicken farmers with an effective approach on how to handle this type of waste. Not only is this method efficient in dealing with chicken manure, but offers a profitable return by turning the manure into pellet fertilizer.
The process of creating organic fertilizer pellets from manure includes:
• Collection of the chicken manure
• Burden mixing
• Cooling and screening
• Measuring and cutting
• Storing the fertilizer pellets
If you have plans to start your own small factor in order to make fertilizer pellets, the investment will involve the following:
• Conveying machine
• Mixing machine
• Cooling machine
Due to the fact chicken manure when it is fresh is alkaline in comparison to manure that is dry, it will burn the roots of plants and even attract pests and insects. This is the reason why it is not advisable to use the manure directly.
When creating fertilizer pellets using fresh chicken manure it becomes possible to add other microelements and mineral substance to the fertilizer according to varying nutritional requirements when it comes to grasses, flowers, vegetable, and plants.
The fertilizer pellets that are made using a Fertilizer Pellet Machine creates a high density and uniform size which makes these pellets very easy to store and well as transport.
The Process Of Making Fertilizer Pellets Using Chicken Manure:
• Manure Drying
Due to the fact that fresh chicken manure has a very high moisture content. The initial step in the process is to dry manure. The moisture in the manure needs to dry until the moisture content reaches 15% or less. The drying process is the most important step in the entire process.
• Manure Crushing
The manure becomes a lot looser after the drying process. The machine then utilizes a hammer mill which crushed the manure into a powder which measures between 2 to 5mm in diameter. The crushing process makes the product easier to work with
• Producing The Pellets
After the process of crushing, the powdered manure is then ready in order to make these materials into pellets using a pellet machine designed to handle chicken manure.
• Pellets Cooling
The next step of the process involves cooling the hot pellets down. This part of the machine includes a Flat Die Pellet Press, or a Ring Die Pellet Mill. From here the cooled and dry pellets can now be stored and then transported.
Both cattle and chicken manure is a suitable material to produce fertilizer pellets. The organic content of manure from chickens is nitrogen (25.5%), phosphorus (1.63%), and potassium (1.54%). Once the chicken manure has undergone a process of fermentation, the end product is an organic and high-quality fertilizer. The end product offers a highly rich nutrient-content. This fertilzer offers many different uses for plants and vegetables.