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Poultry welfare code

​Jersey has a code of practice for the welfare of poultry.

The code is intended to ensure the welfare of animals and to encourage those responsible for looking after these animals to adopt the highest standards of husbandry.

5 basic needs

The code of practice takes account of 5 basic needs, known as the ‘5 Freedoms’. The ‘5 Freedoms’ are:

  • freedom from hunger and thirst
  • freedom from discomfort
  • freedom from pain, injury or disease
  • freedom to express normal behaviour
  • freedom from fear or distress

Further information

Duck welfare code of practice
Turkey welfare code of practice
Poultry welfare code of practice
Welfare requirements for the transportation of poultry
Poultry welfare code Portuguese translation

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