CU-Boulder To Fertilize Campus Lawns With Chicken Poop

Monday, October 31, 2011

The University of Colorado, which announced earlier this year it would no longer use herbicides on its campus, will soon be fertilizing its grounds with chicken poop.

The "poultry waste" has an odor to it, campus officials warn. There is also some dust produced when it's applied to the grounds, officials said, but there are no health hazards related to the product.

The school originally planned on applying the organic fertilizer on Saturday, but the heavy snowfall made the grounds too wet, said Bronson Hilliard, campus spokesman.

CU is using the dry poultry waste product made by The Richlawn Company in Platteville.

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