Poultry - Layers

The Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pullets and Laying Hens 
was released in 2017.

There are various ways to view the Code:

There are a limited number of hard copies of this Code. NFACC encourages use of the electronic version and does not store hard copies. If hard copies are required, please contact Egg Farmers of Canada.

Other resources:


Table of Contents

Section 1 Pullet Housing and Rearing
Section 2 Housing Systems for Layers
Section 3 Barn Environmental Management
Section 4 Feed and Water
Section 5 Health Management and Husbandry Practices
Section 6 Handling and Transportation
Section 7 Euthanasia
Section 8 On-Farm Depopulation
Cited References
Appendix A- Transitional and Final Housing Requirements for Enriched Cages
Appendix B- Transitional and Final Housing Requirements for Non-Cage Housing
Appendix C- Guidelines for Transporting Poultry
Appendix D- Example Euthanasia Decision Guidance
Appendix E- Acceptable Methods of Euthanasia
Appendix F- Resources for Further Information
Appendix G- Participants

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