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Laying Hens - Codes of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock

DescriptionCode of recommendations for the welfare of Laying Hens
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Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateJune 18, 2009

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Contents

Preface
Introduction
Stockmanship and staffing
Inspection
Disease treatment
Record keeping
Feed and water
Freedom of movement
Housing
General
Alternative Systems
Conventional Cages
Enriched cages

Environment
Ventilation and temperature
Light
Litter
Noise

Animals with access to open runs
Automatic or mechanical equipment
Mutilations
Beak Trimming
Breeding procedures
Catching and transport

Appendix
References
Information

NOTE

This Code is produced in terms of Section 37 of the Animal Health
and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006.

This Section allows the Scottish Ministers, after consultation, to prepare
codes of recommendations for the welfare of livestock.

This Code was laid before Parliament as is required by Section 37 of the above Act.

The power to produce these codes was transferred to the Scottish Ministers
by virtue of Section 53 of the Scotland Act 1998 (1998 c.46).

Any reference in this Code to advisory publications is for information only
and does not form part of this Code.