Dead poultry disposal

Because of the large numbers of dead birds associated with large poultry operations, the disposal of dead birds is a resource concern. Poultry facilities must have adequate means for disposal of dead birds in a sanitary manner. To prevent spread of disease, the dead birds are often collected daily by hand. Disposal alternatives include incineration, rendering, burial, dropping into a buried disposal tank, or composting. The dead birds are mixed with litter and straw, composted, and the composted material is stored until it can be applied to the land.

Figure 9-21 Manure accumulates under cages in "high-rise" house for layers

-Bird cages

Figure 9-21 Manure accumulates under cages in "high-rise" house for layers

-Bird cages

Solid manure spreader

Solid manure spreader

Figure 9-22 Litter from poultry operations may be stored on the floor of the facility until scraped after several cycles of birds

Figure 9-22 Litter from poultry operations may be stored on the floor of the facility until scraped after several cycles of birds

Cage Poltry Farming
Figure 9-23 Solid waste may be scraped regularly (possibly by mechanical scraper) from facility for transport to the field
Figure 9-24 Waste handling options—sheep
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