Poultry Mortality Composting Management Guide

By Casey W. Ritz, Extension Poultry Scientist and John W. Worley, Extension Engineer, University of Georgia - Disposal of dead birds can be a problem for poultry growers. Typical methods of mortality disposal include burial, incineration, rendering, and composting. Many states have banned the use of burial pits that historically have been used to dispose of dead birds. Incineration can be costly and raise air quality concerns, and the decreasing number of renderers further complicates disposal.
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