EM-1® products such as TeraKashi® Bokashi can be used to control odor and accelerate the breakdown of chicken manure when used in the litter. It is completely safe for all animals, even to eat. In fact, TeraKashi® Bokashi is simply fermented rice bran, and contains high levels of antioxidants and minerals, including 10 types of vitamin E.
If you've already been using EM-1® in the drinking water or feed, or treating the litter weekly with TeraKashi® Bokashi, then the composting and fermentation has already been taking place. The litter can be directly applied to your garden as you clean out the coop without damage to your plants.
For used litter not treated with EM-1® or if you're worried the litter hasn't been fully composted, simply pile it onto your compost pile and sprinkle with TeraKashi® Bokashi until coated. Activated EM-1® can also be used instead if added moisture is needed in your pile. Both accelerate the break down of organic materials and decrease the time needed for mature compost. See our "5 Tips To Make Great Home Compost" for more composting tips using EM®.