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Assurance Scheme Standards

Assured Chicken Production Standards – Broiler

Assured Chicken Production Standards – Rearing

Assured Chicken Production Standards – Laying

Assured Chicken Production Standards – Free-range

Assured Chicken Production Standards – Hatchery

Quality British Turkey Standards – Farming

RSPCA Freedom Foods Standards – Chicken

RSPCA Freedom Foods standards – Hatcheries

RSPCA Freedom Foods Standards – Turkey

RSPCA Freedom Foods Standards – Laying Hens

RSPCA Freedom Foods Standards – Pullets

Duck Assurance Scheme Standards – Breeder Replacement

Duck Assurance Scheme Standards – Breeder Layers

Duck Assurance Scheme Standards – Hatcheries

Duck Assurance Scheme Standards – Table Birds

Duck Assurance Scheme Standards – Free Range Table Birds

Duck Assurance Scheme Standards – Egg Production

Codes of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock

Meat Chickens and Breeding Chickens

Interim Guidance for keepers of conventionally reared meat chickens

Laying Hens

Turkeys

Ducks

 

On-Farm Welfare

Farm Fires – Protecting Farm Animal Welfare

Heat Stress in Poultry – Solving the Problem

A Guide to the Practical Management of Feather Pecking and Cannibalism in Free Range Laying Hens

The Welfare of Hens in Free Range Systems

Poultry Litter Management

Emergencies on Livestock Farms

 

Hatchery Welfare

HSA Code of Practice for the Disposal of chicks in Hatcheries (Available to purchase from the HSA)

 

Lairage

Guide to Alleviation of Thermal Stress in Poultry Lairage

 

Farm Animal Welfare Council Reports

FAWC Report on the Welfare of Farmed Animals at Slaughter and Killing: Part Two White Meat Animals

Report on the Welfare of Turkeys

Report on the Welfare of Laying Hens

Report on the Welfare of Broiler Breeders

 

Biosecurity and Disease Control

Code of practice for prevention of rodent infestations in poultry flocks

Guide to the Poultry Breeding Flocks and Hatcheries Order 2007 and the National Control Programme for Salmonella in Breeding Flocks

Guide to National Control Programme for Salmonella in Laying Flocks

Guide to National Control Programme for Salmonella in Broiler Flocks

Code of Practice for the Prevention and Control of Salmonella in Chickens Reared for Meat

Code of Practice for the Prevention and Control of Salmonella in Breeding Flocks and Hatcheries

Code of Practice for the Prevention and Control of Salmonella in Commercial Egg Laying Flocks

Code of Practice for the Control of Salmonella during the storage, handling and transport of raw materials intended for the incorporation into or direct use as, animal feedingstuffs

The Diseases of Animals (Approved Disinfectants) Order 2007

 

Environment

Protecting Our Water, Soil and Air – A Code of Good Agricultural Practice for Farmers, Growers and Land Managers

Code of Practice for Using Plant Protection Products

 

Legislation – Animal Welfare

The Welfare of Farmed Animals (England) Regulations 2007

The Welfare of Farmed Animals (England) Regulations 2010

The Welfare of Farmed Animals (England) Regulations 2010 (Guide Notes)

The Welfare of Animals (Transport) (England) Order 2006

The Welfare of Animals (Slaughter or Killing) Regulations 1995

The Welfare of Animals (Slaughter or Killing) (Amendment) (England) Regulatsion 2007

The Animal Welfare Act 2006

EU Regulation on the protection of animals during transport and related operations

EU Animal By Products Regulation (ABPR) 1069/2009

The Animal By Products (Enforcement) (England) Regulations 2011

EU Agricultural Marketing Regulations 1234/2007

The Poultrymeat (England) Regulations 2011

 

Veterinary Medicine and Vaccines

RUMA – Responsible Use of Antimicrobials in Poultry Production

RUMA – Responsible Use of Vaccines and Vaccinations in Poultry Production

VMD – Code of Practice on the Responsible Use of Animal Medicines on the Farm

HSE – Veterinary Medicines: Safe use by Farmers and Other Animal Handlers

 

Health & Safety

Safe use of rodenticides on farms and holdings

Pesticides – Use them safely

 

Codes of Practice – Egg Production

Code of Practice for the handling and storage of eggs from farm
to retail sale

 

Links

Defra

FAWC

NFU

Assured chicken

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