Do you recommend re-use of poultry litter for layers in the same way? Sometimes the emission of ammonia is excessive before the end of the production cycle. Would you recommend conditioning the litter using the same procedure?
Dear Mr.Arthur, This method is safe & effective for layers farm also. You should insure repeat use of litter conditioner at interval of 30 days if emission of ammonia is high in poultry shed. Please remember to maintain at-least minimum ventilation also despite using good litter conditioner. Thanks, G.K.Dahal
Re use of build up litter for continuously ten batches of broiler flocks say 500days if one batch is of 45days and 5days for preparation for next batch. This is about 1yr3month litter will be used is now proposed in this article. As a poultry production personal i feel it is not a suitable proposal unless the litter conditioning methodology is detailed. I have seen some articles earlier where broiler house litter are properly treated after every batch which involve good labor and expenditure. The main goal is to get the best FCR and best growth in broiler irrespective of the how effective management of farm is. New litter for the chicks up to 15-20days is a ideal proposal and in finisher stage one farmer may venture to use the used litter while adjusting floor space requirements. This may save some expenditure on bedding material. Again bedding material selection as per availability is getting complected day by day and cost of paddy husk in India is going up and places where rs1- 1.5/bird it cost where it is less available. One side the capillary action quality of bedding materials and other side the depth of the litter are important for getting desired litter moister levels not more than 20% at any point of time. Organic materials are used as litter because it is compatible for bacterial reaction and turning in to manure. Thus gradually for commercial broilers of large size battery cages with manure conveyers are designed for increasing density of the shed and avoiding contact of bird to any litter. Let us hope some solutions would appear for such litter reuse issues for best production efficiencies of the farm else main goal would get diluted. shed disinfection would be right choice for all in all out sheds for large farms. Let me hear from other professionals. thank you author for giving scope to write some comments. rath
Dear Dr Dahal Good article about Reuse of Old Poultry Litter and tried to highlight a very good point and equally appreciable regularly getting feed back from Nepal cudos to you ,Litter can be treated with Calcium Propionate and other Lignites and silicates and can be reused as suggested ,it is wise to have the old litter to develop the natural immunity against many organism and litter is a good source of Vitamin B complex. Hope this would be useful. Regards
Good research material about Reuse of Old Poultry Litter but wherever and whenever fresh litter material is available, then it is compulsory to use fresh litter material and old liter must be replaced . The old litter could be used as fertilizer.
thank u for this contribution about Reuse of Old Poultry Litter
Published on: 02/15/2012
please give the chmical compostion of the suggested conditioner, dose and some practical aspects of its application in the broiler/layer house.
Dear Dr Badr
Interesting article about Reuse of Old Poultry LitterPublished on: 02/15/2012
Can you please send your mail id I think I can recommend the right product for u please give your telephone no of contact.
Dear Dr.Alfadi & Mr.Arthur, In the field study "LIITERON" was used as litter conditioner - product of Guybro Chemical, Mumbai, India. For detail information please contact: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks,
Interesting article about Reuse of Old Poultry Litter. Can you tell me what practices can i do to prevent cake/muddy litter, although litter is being upturn everyday?
Dear Ms.Sarika, Despite all our efforts some time moist poultry litter creates problem so at least ventilation should be maintained using exhaust fan as & when required. However regular litter treatment practice will help to solve problem as mentioned by you. Thanks !