Feather Meal is a natural organic fertilizer made of processed poultry feathers. Perfect for plants requiring a consistent supply of nitrogen.
Nitrogen rich fertilizer that keeps plants happy and healthy
Feather Meal is comprised of processed chicken feathers that have been thoroughly cleaned, heated with steam, and ground up into a powerful organic fertilizer mulch.
With an extremely rich Nitrogen level (13-0-0), Feather Meal provides both quick nutrient enrichment and a constant, “slow feed” as plants metabolize the nitrogen materials at their own pace. This allows for more consistent growth and provides the plant with a readily accessible growth supplement whenever the plant needs it most.
Feather Meal works with all soil and plant types including:
- Landscape Hedges
Why use Feather Meal?
Bird feathers are some of the highest nitrogen containing sources found in nature. And for plants that require larger amounts of nitrogen to thrive such as corn or beans, nitrogen is an essential component to achieving good growing results.
Feather Meal works with bacteria and nematodes in the soil that breakdown the soil conditioner into nitrogen components the plants can more easily absorb. This increased bacterial process adds life to your soil base, causing increased root growth and a stronger overall root system.
Because Feather Meal has such a high nitrogen count, applications should be spread out enough to allow time for the plant to use the extra nutrients. Overuse could result in excessive amounts of nitrogen being present, which can damage plants instead of feeding them. This phenomenon is known as “burning” and occurs with nearly all fertilizers when they are overused.
Chicken feathers: From leftovers to luxury items
Once considered just leftovers from animal processing plants, chicken feathers have undergone a resurgence in past years and their uses and applications have multiplied dramatically. Gone are the days when poultry processors had to pay people to dispose of them, and fertilizers such as Feather Meal are just the start. Now feathers are being tested for use in paper products, fabrics, building materials, animal food, and even computer circuit boards!
Feathers are made primarily of keratin, a natural biopolymer fiber with a high durability to thermal stress. This natural component allows the processed feather fibers to maintain a rigid structure even under extreme and high use circumstances. By taking the place of traditional petroleum based materials found in clothing fibers and current building materials, scientists hope to reduce oil dependency and create additional revenue streams for American chicken growers.
Feather Meal can help you eliminate the need for chemical fertilizers in your garden. Its slow release nitrogen formula provides plant with a continual stream of rich resources which they can use to grow healthy and strong.
Light Application: 7 lbs per 1,000 square feet or 1/4 cup per plant
Normal Application: 12 lbs per 1,000 square feet or 1/3 cup per plant
Heavy Application: 25 lbs per 1,000 square feet or 1/2 cu per plant
Derived from: Poultry Feathers