Chickens, Turkeys and Breeders

The Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Hatching Eggs, Breeders, Chickens and Turkeys was released in 2016.

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 the Canadian Hatching Egg Producers, Chicken Farmers of Canada or Turkey Farmers of Canada.

Other resources:

Table of Contents

Section 1 Personnel Knowledge and Skills
Section 2 Hatcheries
Section 3 Housing and Environment
Section 4 Feed and Water
Section 5 Flock Health Management
Section 6 Husbandry Practices
Section 7 Transportation
Section 8 Euthanasia
Section 9 Mass Depopulation
 Appendix A- Sample Bird Welfare Policy
 Appendix B - Methods of Euthanasia
 Appendix C - Recommended Feeder and Drinker Spaces for Broiler Chickens
 Appendix D - Recommended Feeder and Drinker Spaces for Turkeys
 Appendix E - Management Practices to Transition to Day-Night (Diurnal) Lighting Programs
 Appendix F - Producer Self-Quarantine Protocol
 Appendix G - Sample Emergency Contact Template
 Appendix H - Humidex Guidelines for Loading Poultry
 Appendix I - Example Euthanasia Decision Guidance
 Appendix J - Timely Euthanasia of Chicks/Poults
 Appendix K - Resources for Further Information
 Appendix L - Participants
 Appendix M - Summary of Code Requirements

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