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

Additional Requirements: Range Birds


60. Enclosed range areas should be used in rotation, and flocks should be moved before the land becomes contaminated with organisms that can cause or carry disease to an extent which could seriously prejudice the health of the birds. The time taken for land to become heavily contaminated depends on the type of land and the density of stocking. Portable houses should be moved regularly to avoid continuously muddy conditions. Drinking facilities should be moved every one or two days to avoid the immediate vicinity becoming contaminated.
61. Shade and shelter from extreme weather conditions should always be available. Windbreaks should be provided on exposed land. Water sprinklers may be useful in very hot weather.


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