Treatment of livestock manure; air drying and composting poultry manure
Odour prevention and control of organic sludge and livestock farming Seminar at NIAE, Silsoe, UK, 15-19 April 1985: 166-174
An in-house drying system on belt batteries, followed by a composting process in a shed outside the stall is described. With the in-house drying system, air from outside is blown through polyethylene tubes mounted underneath the ridge of the poultry house by centrifugal fans. Air is warmed whilst in the tubes by the surrounding stall air of about 22 degrees C. It is then blown into perforated ducts and distributed over the manure on the belts.