This code outlines the basic requirements for the welfare of poultry in farming. It provides guidance for managers, stockmen and others on a range of requirements for the welfare of poultry including:
- food and water
- shelters and accommodation
- management practices
- protection from climate extremes and predators
- health and well-being
Compliance with this code of practice is not mandatory. However, by complying with this code you can demonstrate that you have met your legal obligations. Providing that you have complied with this code can be used as a defence against a charge of cruelty or aggravated cruelty to animals.