Feather Meal – 500g

$5.00 inc. GST

Feather Meal, like blood meal, contains about 13 percent nitrogen, but it is derived from a different form of protein than blood meal. Keratin, a protein that occurs in hair, hoofs, horns and feathers, is relatively indigestible when fed to animals as protein or introduced to the soil as fertilizer. The structure of keratin is very tight and not easily broken down by soil or gut bacteria. But feather meal is softened with steam so that it is more digestible to both animals and soil organisms. This attribute makes feathers an excellent medium to long-term source of nitrogen.