Avian Influenza Biosecurity for Youth and 4-H Members
Section 3. Biosecurity
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Sanitation I: Waste Management
Maintain a healthy flock by keeping your poultry houses clean. To decrease smells and disease keep floors and litter dry, provide proper drainage and ventilation, and remove and dispose of accumulated manure. Check with your local Department of Environment or Natural Resources Conservation Service for approved waste disposal options.
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- Remove and dispose manure before adding new flocks. This will help deter pests.
- Do not use fresh manure as a fertilizer for gardens as there may be diseases present. It may also kill your plants.14
- Composting is the best way to dispose of manure. Composted manure may be used as fertilizer on gardens. Do not add dead animals to your compost. For more information on composting visit eXtension's Soil and Composting.
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