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Author: Longhouse, A. D. (Alfred Delbert), 1912-
Title: Partial in-house drying and mechanical removal of manure from caged laying hens
Publication Info: West Virginia University, Morgantown, W.Va.: West Virginia University Libraries
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Print source: Partial in-house drying and mechanical removal of manure from caged laying hens
Longhouse, A. D. (Alfred Delbert), 1912-

Morgantown, W.Va: West Virginia University Agricultural Experiment Station
Bulletin No. 632T, 1974
Subject terms:
Poultry--Manure--Handling.
PDF: s127.e1no.632t

Contents
SectionCover Title
SectionConclusions
SectionIntroduction 
SectionObjectives 
SectionCage Arrangement 
SectionFigure 1. Side Elevation of Framing with Belt Conveying System 
SectionFigure 2. Drive End (Left View) and Idler and Belt Adjustment End (Right View) of Belt Conveying System 
SectionBelt Material 
SectionManagement of the Chamber 
SectionFigure 3. End Elevation of Auxiliary Air and Belt Conveying System 
SectionFigure 4. Side Elevation of Auxiliary Air and Belt Conveying System 
SectionFigure 5. Plan View of Ventilation and Recirculated Air Systems 
SectionFigure 6. Side Elevation of Chamber, Cage Framing, Conveyors, and Recirculated Air Ducts 
SectionFigure 7. Vertical Cage Facility in the Center of the Chamber  
SectionRate of Manure Accumulation 
SectionFigure 8. Accumulation of Manure Under Vertically Tiered Cages for One 24-Hour Period for 100 White Leghorn Laying Hens 
SectionFigure 9. Rate of Accumulation, Moisture and Dry Weight Content 
SectionTABLE 1. Weight of Fresh Manure, Moisture, and Dry Material Collected from 100 laying Hens Every 2 Hours for 24 Hours 
SectionPartial Drying of Manure 
SectionTABLE 2. Accumulation of Fresh Manure, Moisture, and Dry Material From 100 Laying Hens at 2-Hour Intervals for 24 Hours 
SectionTABLE 3. Effects of In-House Air Blown at Different Rates Over Manure to Evaporate Moisture 1 
SectionTABLE 4. Total and Per Bird Air Flow Rates 
Sectionend