Best Practices - Manuals and Guides

Best Practices

The care and welfare of poultry is in the best interest of the animals and of the industry as a whole.

The chicken industry has established recommended best practices for bird care that span the supply chain from the farmer to the food processor.  The chicken industry has also proactively implemented mandatory Animal Care and On-Farm Food Safety Programs for farmers.  All chicken farms must be certified by an independent auditor annually to maintain their license to produce chicken.   The farmer, the catcher, the transporter and the processor all have responsibilities in ensuring proper care of the animals.

For more details:

Raising Chickens in Alberta
Biosecurity Standards
Recommended Best Practices for Bird Care
Alberta's Humane Catching & Transportation Standards Manual (August, 2021)
A Guide for Preparation, Loading & Transporting Poultry
Broiler Chick Quality Manual
Code of Practice

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