Chickens for Meat & Breeding (England): Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock (PB7275)

Meat Chickens & Breeding Chickens: Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock

PB7275
2002.

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Contents

Preface

Introduction

Stockmanship and Staffing

Feed and Water

Health

Mutilations

Buildings & Accommodation  

Stocking Density & Freedom of Movement

Automatic or Mechanical Equipment

Additional Requirements for Free Range Birds

Record keeping

Catching, Handling & Transport

Additional Recommendations for Breeding Chickens

Disposal of Surplus Chicks and Embryos in Hatchery Waste

Appendix
   Useful publications
   Further information


NOTE

After consultation, this Code, (which consists of paragraphs 1 to 102), has been put before both Houses of Parliament for authority to issue it under Section 3 of the Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1968.

This Section allows the Ministers to produce codes of recommendations for the welfare of livestock, and to issue such codes once they have been approved in draft by both Houses of Parliament. However, the original definition of the Ministers (see section 50 of the 1968 Act) has been changed to reflect devolution for Scotland and Wales and the creation of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. In England, the powers of the Ministers were first transferred to the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food by the Transfer of Functions (Agriculture and Food) Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/3141) and then transferred to the Secretary of State by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Dissolution) Order 2002 (S.I 2002/794).

In Scotland, the powers of the Ministers had previously been transferred to the Scottish Ministers by Section 53 of the Scotland Act 1998 (1998 c.46) and, in Wales, the powers of the Ministers had previously been transferred to the National Assembly for Wales by article 2 (a) of the National Assembly for Wales (Transfer of Functions) Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/672).


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