Melanie asks about the use of chicken litter on pastures…

Hi Dr. Dan… 

We recently moved from Florida to rural Arkansas. Everyone around here, cattle people/horse people, utilizes litter from the abundant chicken houses on their pastures. We know nothing about the value to the land or risk to our horses and wonder if you have any input. 

Thanks! 

Melanie Sue


Chicken litter-  Never ever! The nitrogen etc. Can be deadly and lead to colic and more.

I would really suggest the feeding program
(www.WhatToFeedYourHorse.com)
And especially our Red Cal free choice.

Thanks for asking

TheNaturalVet