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Poultry Litter and Layers Manure Applications #220454

Asked November 13, 2014, 5:43 PM EST

Recent disease in the swine industry made me think about litter and chicken manure land applications.

Is it any "setbacks" between land application fields and another Poultry or Layer grower? I am trying to make sure IF any disease could be spread with the wind what would be a safe distance from another poultry or hens house.

I would take an answer either coming from official regulations or technical guidance.

Thanks a lot as usual.

Macomb County Oklahoma

Expert Response

The setback requirements for land application of litter are based on distances from waterways. We encourage vegetative buffers around farms to help reduce airborne disease transmission.
Josh Payne Replied November 18, 2014, 2:31 PM EST

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