'Ask Reg' for all the details
Ask Reg is an online tool to help you find all the requirements for your animal or activity.
Selecting an animal or activity (such as dairy cattle or transporting) in Ask Reg will provide you with applicable:
- guidance on those regulations
- minimum standards and recommended best practices from across the codes of welfare
Introduction to the code of welfare for meat chickens
Anyone who owns or is in charge of chickens being raised for commercial meat production needs be aware of any relevant codes of welfare and comply with the codes and the general provisions of the Animal Welfare Act 1999. The code of welfare for meat chickens covers all chickens raised for commercial production, whether they have access to the outdoors or are fully housed.
You can read the code of welfare on this web page. You can also download a copy of the code.