For poultry manure management, composting is a good way to convert them into organic fertilizer. Especially with the development of organic agriculture, more and more people choose to use organic fertilizer rather than chemical fertilizer for their plants. If you do not know how to compost these valuable organic wastes effectively, SX can help you design for your poultry manure composting process. With our professional poultry manure composting equipment and scientific farm composting methods, you will get organic poultry compost quickly in your own farm. If you have any questions or requirements about our machine, just feel free to contact us!


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What Kinds of Poultry Manure Composting Machine are Suitable for you?

During the composting process of poultry litter, the temperature is an item you must focus on. It is advisable to keep it between 60°C and 70°C. Because only when the temperature is higher than 60°C, the harmful substances in poultry manure can be killed. However, if it is higher than 70°C, the beneficial bacteria are also at risk of death. So it is essential to buy a quality machine for poultry manure fermentation. Because when it starts working to turn poultry waste, the oxygen will be supplied to generate enough heat and excessive heat will be dissipated. But there are various poultry waste composters on the market, how to select the most suitable one for you? There are some tips for your reference.

groove type poultry manure compost equipment

Groove Type Compost Turner for Poultry Farm Waste Fermentation

For those who already have manure tanks at their poultry farms, which have a width of 2.5-5 m and a depth of 0.8-1 m. Groove type compost turner is the optimum option. Because you can transform it into fermentation trench directly. Then after installing rails on the both sides of groove, you can operate groove type composter to start poultry manure composting immediately. In this way, you can save more money on making poultry waste into compost.

Wheel Type Compost Turner for Poultry Dung Fertilizer Plant

But if you plan to set up a poultry manure fertilizer plant, we recommend you choose wheel type compost turner. It can help you to start a large scale composting of poultry manure quickly and easily. On the one hand, its turning width can reach 10-30 m and turning depth is 1-3 m. So it can compost more poultry waste at one time. On the other hand, it has a high degree of automation. That is, after setting in motion, it can work to compost dairy dung without worker operation.

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move type compost machine for poultry manure

How to Start Small Scale Windrow Composting

For small scale poultry waste composting, most fertilizer suppliers will choose our moving type self-propelled composter. For one thing, it can process windrows with a width of 2 m and a height of 0.6-0.8 m. So it can treat 400-500 m³of poultry manure per hour, which is suitable for preparing compost in a small scale. For another, it adopts a four-wheel moving system, which makes it move forward, backward and turn direction freely. In this way, you can reduce the cost of fermentation groove building and transfer vehicle buying. Therefore, it is an ideal choice for those who want to purchase a cost-effective windrow composting facility.

How to Make Compost from Poultry Manure?

If you want to make compost from poultry manure, there are lots of compostable raw materials. For example, chicken manure, cow manure, pig waste and goat wastes etc. Besides, the poultry litter in your farm can also be composted. Generally speaking, the procedure of your poultry manure composting process can be divided into the following steps:

Collect Manure and Bedding

The first important thing you need to do is to collect the poultry litter and their bedding together. Common bedding materials include wood shavings, sawdust, peanut hulls, shredded sugar cane, straw, and other dry, absorbent, low-cost organic materials. These brown organic materials can provide enough carbon for your composting system. So, you can mix these organic wastes together to get carbon and nitrogen balance.

Regulating Moisture Content

Water is an important factor in the composting process. Proper moisture content can facilitate the poultry manure composting process. Here, SX recommend you to keep the moisture content at 50%-60%. In this condition, the activity of microorganisms is relatively active, and various substances dissolved in water also provide nutrients for microorganisms. Of course, if the material is too dry, you can add water to the pile. On the contrary, you can use our poultry manure dewatering machine to remove excess water.

Oxygen Monitoring

Our in-vessel also has professional oxygen sensor to monitor the inside oxygen concentration. When the oxygen needs to supply, high pressure Roots blower will press heated oxygen in the fermentation tank automatically. So microorganisms can continuously decompose organic matter in poultry dung and generate enough heat.

How to Convert Poultry Waste into Organic Fertilizer?

Commonly, there are two methods you can choose to further process poultry manure compost. Making poultry dung compost into power organic fertilizer or prepare poultry manure pellets.

If you just want to make poultry manure into powdery organic fertilizer, you only need to crush, screen and package the poultry poop compost. Then you can sell it directly. It has characteristics of simple processes, low cost, less space occupation, high degree of automation, etc.

compost poultry manure into powdery fertilizer
poultry manure fertilizer production line

But provided you want to make more profits from the poultry manure disposal plan, it is advisable to further process powder poultry manure into granules. If you need, SX can design suitable fertilizer production projects according to your actual conditions.

How Long Does Poultry Dung Need to Compost in the Composter?

In general, poultry manure composting time is related to surrounding environment. The higher the outdoor temperature, the faster the fermentation. It’s about 15-20 days to complete the whole composting process. You can compost poultry waste once every 5 days, change it to once every 3 days after the poultry manure heats up. And finally you can change it to once a day when the fast fermentation is completed. During the whole process, you can constantly adjust according to the external temperature. After finishing the fermentation, poultry manure reaches the point where the water is held by hand but does not drip. For this, the fermentation is successful.


  • How many raw material will it need for 1ton compost?

    3:1, generally 3t raw material can get 1t compost.

  • What moisture is it after and before fermentation?

    60% moisture before fermentation and 25-30% moisture after.

  • Can we have a cabin on the moving type compost turner?

    Sure, but need add US$1270.

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