Composted Chicken Manure as Fertilizer?
I'm working on a project to revitalize my vegetable garden, and the first step has involved putting down compost (our soil is 80-90% sand and we have virtually no organic material in it). My second step is to put down some sort of organic fertilizer.
At the feed store I purchased 40 pounds of a composted organic dried chicken manure, "Chickity Doo Doo", which is listed as 5-3-2.5. It seemed reasonably priced at $13 for the 40 pounds. I'm wondering if this composted chicken manure will work well for providing nutrients to the soil web? Or would something like alfalfa meal or soybean meal work better? How long does it take for composted manure to be broken down by microbes? Thanks for the advice.