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Managing Litter Moisture in Broiler Houses with Built-Up Litter

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Publication Number: P2744
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Moisture is the key factor influencing litter quality in broiler houses. The higher the moisture level, the longer bacteria are able to survive in the litter. For example, in dry litter, bacteria may survive only a few hours or days, while in wet litter, survival may extend up to several weeks. Therefore, it is important to establish proper management strategies in order to properly control litter moisture.

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