Collection

The manure from broiler and turkey operations is allowed to accumulate on the floor where it is mixed with the litter. Near watering facilities the manure-litter pack forms a "cake" that generally is removed between flocks. The rest of the litter pack generally has low moisture content and is removed once a year in the spring. The litter pack can be removed more frequently to prevent disease transfer between flocks.

In layer houses, the manure that drops below the cage collects in deep stacks (fig. 9-21) or is removed frequently using either a shallow pit located beneath the cages for flushing or scraping or belt scrapers positioned directly beneath the cages.

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