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California (Zone 10a)
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Andy2019
Mar 12, 2021 12:57 PM CST
I have 2 places and one place uses Chicken manure and the other place uses Horse manure and hay. I'm just curious which kind is good or it does not matter.

They are both organic compost.
West Central Minnesota (Zone 4a)
Rubi
Mar 12, 2021 1:43 PM CST
I would lean toward the chicken manure. Horse manure is supposed to be one of the most alkaline, which is fine if you're in the east, but if you're out west I'd favor other types.
Minnesota (Zone 3b)
RpR
Mar 12, 2021 2:52 PM CST
Chicken would be better
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Central Ohio (Zone 6a)
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thommesM
Mar 14, 2021 6:46 AM CST
Best kind is the kind you make yourself. Smiling Nothing like making compost and then adding it to your soil. Hopefully you have the space and the materials available to make your own.
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bunnydefluff
May 10, 2021 2:03 AM CST
One potential problem with Horse manure is that the grass they ate might have systemic herbicide chemicals that will persist to kill your plants later.

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