Ducks (England): Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock (PB0079)

Handling and transport of stock on the premises

Day-old ducklings

55. Ducklings for despatch should be healthy and vigorous, and should be placed in suitably ventilated boxes without overcrowding. Care should be taken to ensure adequate ventilation of the boxes, particularly when they are stacked, and to protect the ducklings from direct sunlight and cold draughts.
56. Packing materials used inside boxes should be dry and free from moulds.
57. Ducklings should be transferred to the brooders as soon as possible.

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