Developed through NFACC
- Beef Cattle
- Chickens, Turkeys and Breeders
- Dairy Cattle
- Farmed Fox
- Farmed Mink
- Farmed Salmonids
- Pullets and Laying Hens
- Veal Cattle
- None at this time
Archived Recommended Codes of Practice
Code Development Process
Pullets and Laying Hens
The Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pullets and Laying Hens was released in 2017.
Please note that content in the transportation section of this Code, along with additional transportation-related content (e.g., glossary terms) that had referenced or reflected the outdated version of Part XII (Transport of Animals) in the Health of Animal Regulations (HAR), or the now archived Compromised Animals Policy, has been updated to align with the amended regulations, which took effect on February 20, 2020. Hard copies of the Codes that were printed prior to this alignment will not include these updates. For clarity, Codes that have been updated will include a statement on the front cover that reads “Alignment with Part XII (Transport of Animals) of the Health of Animals Regulations: 2021”.
This update process was strictly aimed at revising existing text that no longer aligned with the amended HAR. Every effort was made to respect the original priorities and decisions of the Code Development Committee (e.g., text from the HAR was not added if it was not covered in the original Code). In case of a discrepancy between the hard copy and online version of a Code, the online version shall take precedence.
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.
Code Interpretation - a written clarification of the meaning of a section of a Code
- Scientific Committee report - Review of scientific research on priority issues - December 2013
- NFACC Code development process
- Animal Welfare Research Needs
- Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA)
Table of Contents
|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|
|Appendix H||- Summary of Code Requirements|