Domestic Fowls (England): Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock (PB0076)

7. Management


Castration and Devoicing

(See note 13)

  1. Surgical castration and devoicing must not be undertaken.


Notes:

  1. The Welfare of Livestock (Prohibited Operations) Regulations 1982 (SI 1982 No. 1884) prohibit the fitting of blinkers to poultry by a method involving mutilation of the nasal septum, operations on birds (other than feather clipping) to impede their flight and the devoicing or surgical castration of male birds.
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