We have observed the drier floor in two ways.
When the house is cleaned at the end of the flock, there
is noticeably less wet litter removed in the WOD house than in
the regular house.
Also, if there are humidity sensors installed, and placed at the
chicken’s level, the relative humidity is 10 to 20% lower in the
WOD house than a regular house.
The WOD increases the water pressure and
availability at times of high consumption.
During times of low consumption, the water pressure is
reduced to a level below the average pressure to ensure drier
floors. As a result
of the higher water consumption, our tests have shown the birds
were heavier when brought to the processing plant.
Certain conditions in a chicken house have proven to grow a
healthier chicken; the drier the floor is, the less ammonia
there is. Chickens
are then more likely to be healthy and have fewer bacteria when
coming to market.
Tests of the WOD have found that on average, the floor is drier,
but the water consumption is higher than when using a regular
The advantages of the WOD system are greater in the
winter season, when moisture problems are more prominent.
The percentage of grade A paws is significantly higher,
which is a big economic advantage for the integrator. Also,
drier floors mean less usage of electricity, especially in the
winter months. There
is less need to ventilate a drier house which converts to
The WOD allows the grower greater control over
water flow, resulting in heavier chickens and a drier floor.
There is no question that this combination is
economically beneficial to the integrator and the grower.
The WOD is a simple product which could revolutionize the
entire poultry industry and elevate it to a higher standard.