Poultry Welfare

Applicable Levels: 1, 2 and 3
Suggested Duration: Half day

This short course must contain the following topics

  • Equipment required to maintain bird welfare
  • Legislative requirements, codes of practice and industry standards
  • Litter conditions and how this affects the flock
  • Accommodation and shelter
  • Feed and water quality
  • Emergency procedures
  • Environmental conditions, inc. ventilation rates
  • Record keeping requirements
  • Waste disposal of fallen stock
  • The Five Freedoms
  • Correct bird handling procedures
  • Identification of normal & abnormal behaviour and the reasons for changes
  • Causes of stress in poultry
  • Identification of birds that require culling
  • Culling techniques approved by legislation

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