LAYER FARM
Water Treatment Data
Report: Layer House “F”

House Description:

  1. Each house is constructed with 4 isles. Each isle will cage approximately 17,500 birds.
  1. Each isle is constructed of two columns of staggered cages, three cages high.
  1. Each row has an independent egg collection belt and egg counter.
  1. Light source is from six inch florescent bulbs, hanging approximately 7 feet above the floor and 10 feet apart, strung the length of each isle.
  1. Illumination exposure is approximately 3 lumens for the top row and 1 lumen for the bottom row. Duration of exposure is on a graduated scale, i.e. mid Jan. The bird were receiving 15 hours of light, scheduled to be increased to 17 hours.

Treatment Setup:

  1. KL-615 water treatment injection system was installed 15 Oct., after the house sand filter, before cartridge filtration, and isolated for the water lines feeding isles I & II, i.e. the “South” half of the house.
  1. Species of bird: BABCOCK
  1. At 16 weeks of age the layers were placed in house “F” ( Oct 22).
    1. A water treatment system was installed in Pullet house “7″, and the treated pullets were carried through to the South half of the layer house.
  1. The division of the population was approximately: 34,632 to the South half, and 34,631 to the North half on layer House “F”.
  1. The injection rate of KL-615 was adjusted to provide an ORP reading of 600 +/- 20 immediately after cartridge filtration and in approximately six weeks an ORP of 600 +/- 20 was observed at the end of both isles I & II (South half of the house).
  1. The pH of the well water is 7.65. The pH at the end of the treated isles is 7.3. The well water has a bicarbonate concentration of approximately 400 ppm which made the installation of acid/vinegar pH adjustment equipment impractical for the purposes of this project. (Using natural vinegar would require a ratio of 1ml vinegar to 1 liter water to drop the pH to 6.5)
  1. KL-615 Treatment was disconnected the following Jul 31,.

Performance

  1. Egg Production & % Deviation : Percent difference between the two halves of the house by month percent difference in egg production of South vs North.

 

Total Eggs Counted:

Month Treated
South
*No. Hens
End of Mo.
Untreated
North
No. Hens
End of Mo.
% Deviation
Egg Prod
Oct.1 34573 34571
Nov. 427,033 34482 423,723 34476 0.78
Dec. 1,006,830 34137 979,526 34183 2.79
Jan.2 964,169 33762 946,656 33841 1.85
Feb.3 891,262 33396 869,529 33526 2.5
Mar.4 912,029 33172 898,466 33326 **1.51
Apr.5 850,469 32901 829,113 33076 2.59
May6 927,603 32558 901,491 32726 2.9
Jun 858,216 32299 842,857 32445 **1.82
Jul 828,958 32010 810,886 32160 2.23
Total 7,666,569 7,502,247 31848 2.19
Aug7 756,068 31711 751,002 31848 0.67

* No. of Hens may have an error of +/- 0.25%

** Water treatment was turned off for two weeks

  1. Oct 22, 1995 : Hens were started with a 19.24% protein diet
  2. Jan 17 1996: Diet changed to 18.97 % protein (Peaking 19)
  3. Feb 17 1996: Diet changed to 17.2 % protein (Peaking 20)
  4. Mar 5 1996 : Diet changed to 16.5 % protein (Peaking 21)
  5. Apr 2 1996 : Diet changed to 17.07 % protein ( Std “A” formulation)
  6. May 21 1996 : Diet changed to 16.5 % protein (21-B formula)
  7. KL-615 Treatment discontinued: Jul 31,

 

  1. Hen Performance
  1. Eggs per Hen” : (Month egg production) / (average No of Hens)
  2. % Hen Day Egg Production”:[(30 day egg production) / (Hen Days) * 100]
Eggs per Hen per Month % Hen Day (30 day cycle)
Month Treated Untreated Treated Untreated
Dec 28.4 27.6 94.66 92.04
Jan 28.4 27.83 94.67 92.78
Feb 27.5 26.7 91.53 89.02
Mar 26.52 26.01 88.4 86.7
Apr 25.74 24.97 85.8 83.2
May 25.66 24.82 85.56 82.72
Jun 26.47 25.87 88.22 86.22
Jul 25.02 24.36 83.4 81.2
Aug1 22.99 22.74 76.66 75.79
  1. KL-615 Treatment: Disconnected Jul 31.

Mortality:

  1. On or about Jan. 16 it was noted that the hens had enlarged livers and kidneys. Autopsy report, as of May 13, is not available.

Report: Layer House “A”

Second Cycle Hens

House Description:

  1. Each house is constructed with 4 isles. Each isle will cage approximately 17,500 birds.
  1. Each isle is constructed of two columns of staggered cages, three cages high.
  1. Each row has an independent egg collection belt and egg counter.
  1. Light source is from six inch florescent bulbs, hanging approximately 7 feet above the floor and 10 feet apart, strung the length of each isle.
  1. Illumination exposure is approximately 3 lumens for the top row and 1 lumen for the bottom row. Duration of exposure is on a graduated scale, i.e. mid Jan. The Hens are receiving 17 hours of light.

Treatment Setup:

  1. KL-615 water treatment injection system was installed Feb. 17, after the house sand filter, before cartridge filtration, and isolated for the water lines feeding isles III & IV, i.e. the “North” half of the house.
  1. Species of bird: HYLINE
  1. These Hens were brought out of molt at the end of Nov. and egg production data commenced Dec. 6,.
  1. The division of the population was approximately: 33,343 to the South half, and 33,342 to the North half on layer House “F”.
  1. The injection rate of KL-615 was adjusted to provide an ORP reading of 600 +/- 20 immediately after cartridge filtration and in approximately six weeks an ORP of 600 +/- 20 was observed at the end of both isles III & IV (North half of the house).
  1. The pH of the well water is 7.65. The pH at the end of the treated isles is 7.3. The well water has a bicarbonate concentration of approximately 400 ppm which made the installation of acid/vinegar pH adjustment equipment impractical for the purposes of this project. (Using natural vinegar would require a ratio of 1ml vinegar to 1 liter water to drop the pH to 6.5)
  1. These Hens have no prior exposure to KL-615 treated water. The purpose of this project is for the gross evaluation of the impact of KL-615 on late in their productive life.
  1. KL-615 treatment was disconnected Jul 31.

Performance

  1. Egg Production & “% Deviation” : Percent difference between the two halves of the house by month percent difference in egg production of North vs South.

*Total Eggs Counted:

Month Untreated

South

No. Hens

End of Mo.

TreatedNorth No. Hens

End of Mo.

% Deviation

Egg Prod.

Nov. 33343 33342
Dec.1 621,448 33264 651,712 33264 4.87
Jan. 788,460 33182 804,197 33182 2.0
Feb.** 762,409 33085 761,948 33085 -0.06
Mar.2 803,918 32961 809,390 32961 0.68
Apr.3 738,245 32813 742,962 32813 0.64
May 749,558 32710 755,719 32711 0.82
Jun4 731,428 32539 743,878 32540 1.70
Jul5 712,258 32307 716,137 32309 0.55
Total 5,907,724 5,985,940
Tot. As of Feb. 15 4,116,611 4,149.060 0.79

* Mortality is recorded as a cumulative number, Hen counts assume even distribution of mortality.

**KL-615 treatment was installed Feb. 17.

  1. Dec 1: Diet given : 15% protein diet, 1280 Kcal (Purina “120″)
  2. Mar 4: Diet changed to 14.6 % protein, 1295 Kcal (Purina “115″)
  3. Apr 3: Diet changed to 14.6 % protein, 1325 Kcal (Purina “115″)
  4. Jun 18: Diet changed to 15.0% protein, 1320 Kcal (Purina “120″)
  5. Second Molt: Aug 2.
  1. Hen Performance
  1. Eggs per Hen” : (Month egg production) / (average No of Hens)
  2. % Hen Day Egg Production”:[(30 day egg production) / (Hen Days) * 100]
Eggs per Hen per Month % Hen Day (30 day cycle)
Month Treated Untreated Treated Untreated
Feb 22.99 23.01 79.3 79.34
Mar 24.51 24.33 79.06 78.53
Apr. 22.59 22.45 74.41 73.80
May 22.31 22.13 74.53 73.80
Jun 22.80 22.42 76.00 74.73
Jul 21.46 21.35 71.55 71.17
Aug Molt Molt Molt Molt

South versus North Percent Deviation

The question addressed here is: Does the southern exposure to the sun give the south half of the hen house an advantage in egg production over the north half? The percentages noted were calculated to indicate the percent monthly egg production difference of the South two isles over the North two isles.

Houses B, C, D, and E are not exposed to any treated water.

 

Mo. B-% C-% D-% E-% TOTALEggs:

No.

TOTALEggs:

So.

Ave-%

Deviation

Dec. 1.75 0.75 0.69 0.32 3409805 3438784 0.85
Jan. 1.80 1.09 0.80 -0.44 3358393 3383485 0.75
Feb. 1.89 0.01 1.29 0.02 3086689 3111691 0.81
Mar. 0.39 0.41 0.05 -0.19 3278898 3283774 0.15
Apr. -0.92Molt

Apr-04

-0.11Molt

Apr-14

0.54Molt

Apr-04

0.34 1565076 1566810 0.11
May -2.66Off Molt

May-09

5.39Off Molt

May-15

10.17Off Molt

May-09

2.92 1868379 1808005 3.34
Jun 0.36 1.37 -0.22 O.99 3190132 3209916 0.62
Jul 1.65 0.61 -0.49 -0.46 3319657 3309601 0.30
Aug 1.78 0.84 -0.37 -0.31 3069287 3055386 0.45
Ave 1.03 0.84 0.76 0.37 26.252 26.062 0.73

Comparison of Egg Production Deviation between untreated houses and treated

NOTE: The North half of House “A” is the treated half. Since the deviation is comparing South versus North the negative number indicates that the north half is producing more than the South half.

 

Month B – E % F % A %
Dec. 0.85 2.79
Jan. 0.75 1.85
Feb 0.81 2.5 0.06
Mar. 0.15 *1.51 -0.68
Apr. 0.11 2.59 -0.64
May **3.34 2.9 -0.82
Jun 0.62 *1.82 -1.70
Jul 0.30 2.23 -0.55
Cumulative Ave. 0.77 2.19 -0.84
Aug1 0.45 0.67 Molt

* Water treatment was turned off for two weeks

** Three houses came off molt. KL-615 treatment for Houses F & A: Disconnected Jul 31.

Secondary observations :

 

  1. The plumbing of all treated water lines are clean of bio-slime.
  1. The drinking cups receiving the KL-615 treated water are all free of any biologic growth.
  1. The water collected at the furthest point from the point of KL-615 injection, tested for bacteria, was found with “No-Growth”.
  1. The water chemistry of the KL-615 treated water is evidentiary of the treated waters’ ability to remove and prevent scale buildup on the cooling screens.

LAYER FARM

Water Treatment Data

Report: Layer House “4”

House Description:

  1. This house is constructed with 5 isles. Each isle will cage approximately 17,500 birds.
  1. Each isle is constructed of two columns of staggered cages, three cages high.
  1. Each row has an independent egg collection belt and egg counter.
  1. Light source is from six inch florescent bulbs, hanging approximately 7 feet above the floor and 10 feet apart, strung the length of each isle.
  1. Illumination exposure is approximately 3 lumens for the top row and 1 lumen for the bottom row. Duration of exposure is on a graduated scale, commencing 20 April. The bird were receiving 15 hours of light, scheduled to be increased to 17 hours.

Treatment Setup:

  1. KL-615 water treatment injection system was installed 23 April, after the house sand filter, before cartridge filtration, and isolated for the water lines feeding isles IV & V, i.e. the “North” two isles half of the house.
  1. An Ion filter, consisting of a sand/ granular activated carbon (GAC) filter and a copper cathode, which dissolves adding 0.5 ppm copper to the water, was installed 22 April, and isolated for the water lines feeding isles I & II, after the house sand filter, before cartridge filtration.
  1. The middle isle, isle III was isolated and recieves only sand filtered water.
  1. Species of bird: DEKALB
  1. At 16 weeks of age the layers were placed in house “4” ( May 20). These hens did not have any prior exposure to any water treatment chemistry.
  1. The division of the population was approximately: 12702 hens to each of the five isles
  1. The injection rate of KL-615 was adjusted to provide an ORP reading of 600 +/- 20 immediately after cartridge filtration and in approximately six weeks an ORP of 600 +/- 20 was observed at the end of both isles IV & V .
  1. The pH of the well water is 7.65. The pH at the end of the treated isles is 7.3. The well water has a bicarbonate concentration of approximately 400 ppm which made the installation of acid/vinegar pH adjustment equipment impractical for the purposes of this project. (Using natural vinegar would require a ratio of 1ml vinegar to 1 liter water to drop the pH to 6.5)
  1. KL-615 treatment was disconnected Jul 31.

Performance

Total Eggs Counted:

Month Isle I

Cu Tmt

Isle II

Cu Tmt

Isle III

Control

Isle IV

Oxilink -70

Isle V

Oxilink -70

May1 149,098 143,089 139,344 140,150 150,179
Jun 296,767 285,140 286,459 293,075 301,031
Jul2 337,393 327,488 328,368 333,551 340,494
Aug 305,113 296,186 303,185 3302,697 3308,018
  1. Diet : 18.5 % protein, 1315 Kcal
  2. Diet Change: Jul 9: 16.4 % protein, 1280 Kcal (135 Egg Weight Plus)
  3. KL-615 Treatment discontinued : Jul 31.

*Hen Count (End of Month)

Month Isle I Isle II Isle III Isle IV Isle V
Begin Pop 12702 12702 12702 12702 12702
May 12641 12642 12642 12642 12642
Jun 12595 12596 12596 12597 12597
Jul 12563 12564 12564 12565 12565
Aug 12521 12521 12523 12523 12523

* Individual Isle mortality counts are not maintained, these numbers assume an even distribution of mortality.

 

  1. % Deviation : Percent difference in egg production between the KL-615 treated hens versus the copper treated hens and the KL-615 treated hens versus the control group (untreated hens).

 

Month KL-615 vs Cu Tmt KL-615 vs Control
May -0.64 4.18
Jun 2.1 3.72
Jul 1.4 2.64
Aug1 1.57 0.72
  1. KL-615 Treatment: Disconnected Jul 31.

III. Hen Performance

  1. Eggs per Hen” : (Month egg production) / (average No of Hens)
  2. % Hen Day Egg Production”:[(30 day egg production) / (Hen Days) * 100]
Eggs per Hen per Month % Hen Day (30 day cycle)
Month KL-615 Cu Tmt Control KL-615 Cu Tmt Control
May 11.46 11.53 11 38.19 38.43 36.65
Jun 23.54 23.06 22.70 78.46 76.86 75.67
Jul 25.96 25.62 25.3 86.54 85.40 84.33
Aug1 23.63 23.24 23.5 78.75 77.46 78.32
  1. KL-615 Treatment: Disconnected Jul 31.