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

Handling and transport of stock on the premises

Growing and adult birds

58. The design, size and state of repair of any container used to carry ducks should allow them to be put in, conveyed and taken out injury. Care should also be taken when crates are loaded on to vehicles, and in their transportation and unloading. Adequate ventilation for the birds is essential at all times.
59. Birds should be protected from bad weather and from excessively hot or cold conditions. They should not be allowed to become distressed (as indicated by prolonged panting) by being left in containers exposed to strong direct sunlight.

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