The Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Hatching Eggs, Breeders, Chickens and Turkeys was released in 2016.
The National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) Code development process was followed in the development of this Code of Practice. The Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Hatching Eggs, Breeders, Chickens, and Turkeys replaces its predecessor developed in 2003 and published by the Canadian Agri-Food Research Council (CARC). The Codes of Practice are nationally developed guidelines for the care and handling of farm animals. They serve as our national understanding of animal care requirements and recommended practices. Codes promote sound management and welfare practices for housing, care, transportation, and other animal husbandry practices. Codes of Practice have been developed for virtually all farmed animal species in Canada.
The new document is also available on the National Farm Animal Care Council website: Code of Practice