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Long story short, basically out of nowhere I have access to a lot of chicken manure. However I have been told its quite acidic and you shouldnt dump heaps of it on or you'll end up just killing your plants. Does anyone here have any experience with this and know how much or little I should spread around? I have a variety of plants throughout the year, mainly different types of vegetables not flowers and such (in case that makes a difference).
Don't use it fresh - store it in a heap and allow it to rot down for several months, then it's fine to dig in. It's also good added in layers to a compost heap as it works as an activator.
You def need something to mix it with and then leave to rot down. Grass clippings, shredded leaves, usual compost stuff, even sawdust or straw will do. Water it well, mixit up and it should compost well.
Yes, that's good advice above. The chicken litter acts as a great compost accelerator and everything else will rot down really well too. I've been using compost made with chicken poo for years and I haven't found my alkaline soil getting any lower in pH.