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What stinks in the Boro?
That's the smell of money: Chicken litter makes great, but often acrid, fertilizer
A pungent odor lingering in the air around Statesboro and Bulloch County may offend some noses, but for many area farmers, it’s the smell of money. That nose-burning, acrid aroma is most likely that of chicken litter used to fertilize farmland being prepared for the planting season, said Bulloch County Agent Bill Tyson. Anyone who has ever visited a commercial chicken house may recognize the unpleasant scent of chicken litter, which defines as “a mixture of poultry excreta, spilled feed, feathers, and material used as bedding in poultry operations.”
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