Ordinance On The Breeding Of Feathered Reprinted Definitive Series

Original Language Title: Bekendtgørelse om opdræt af fjervildt Omtryk

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Overview (table of contents)



Chapter 1











Chapter 2











Chapter 3











Chapter 4











Chapter 5





Annex 1



Special requirements in connection with the rearing of pheasants





Annex 2



Special requirements in connection with the breeding of partridges





Annex 3



Special requirements in connection with the breeding of mallards



The full text of the Executive order on the rearing of game birds

Pursuant to §§ 4-5, § 13, § 14, paragraphs 1 and 2, article 15, section 16, paragraph 2, section 30, paragraph 1, section 61 and section 70 (3) of law No. 432 of 9. June 2004 on the keeping of animals, as last amended by Act No. 105 of 20. February 2006, lays down the following:

Chapter 1 General provisions



§ 1. By rearing of game birds means the rearing of pheasants, partridges agriculturally, rødhøns, stone chickens as well as mallards.

(2). The notice applies to the rearing of game birds with an annual production of more than 100 birds or 200 eggs.

(3). Wild Zoo (zoological facility), wildlife parks and the like, requiring police permission after Danish animal, is not covered by the notice.

§ 2. A holding with feathered before commissioning of the owner must be notified to the registration in the food region.

(2). Notification must be made on a form requested in the food region.

§ 3. The owner of a registered holding with feathered game must in writing inform the food region of change of address, change of ownership, lease or cessation of teams of game birds within one month after the change has occurred.

Chapter 2 Pheasants



§ 4. On the total area of opdrætshus and its forecourt stocking density must not exceed 17.5 pheasant chicks at 4 weeks or more per square metre.

(2). Pheasant chicks must not reared in herds of more than 350 birds per unit, with a unit means opdrætshus with its forecourt and run farm (Aviary).

§ 5. Pheasants over 4 days to be given access to a covered forecourt, see. Annex 1.

(2). Pheasants must, not later than when they are 9 days old, also be given access to a netoverdækket run farm (Aviary) with soil, see. Annex 1.

(3). Access to the Court and run, see. paragraphs 1 and 2 may be restricted for shorter periods, if it due to bad weather will be to the detriment of bird health and welfare to give them free access to court or running the farm. In such cases, the House added a adequate environmental enrichment.

§ 6. An Aviary should have a height of at least 170 cm measured from the soil to the covered and a ground area that meets the requirements set out in annex 1.

(2). A volieres pages to consist of woven cloth and from the ground and up to at least 30 cm ´ s height be coated with a fixed and sheltering materials.

(3). An Aviary must be covered with a tight-fitting and very flexible networks. The net must not be made of metal.

(4). In an aviary, there must be a cover, which ensures that all birds can seek shelter at the same time.

(5). An Aviary for breeding of pheasant chicks and teams of breeding pheasants must also comply with the requirements set out in annex 1.

§ 7. The provisions of § § 4 – 6 shall not apply where the chickens are reared using hatching pheasant hens ("broody hens") under the conditions set out in annex 1, paragraph 6.

(2). After the release of pheasant chicks by means referred to in paragraph 1, the breeding hens, breeding hens either euthanized or transferred directly from the release site, back to the herd, where chickens are bred pheasants.

§ 8. Feeding and restocking of the pheasants must be in accordance with the requirements set out in annex 1.

(2). Feed and water must be placed under fixed-roof which ensures that wild birds do not come into contact with food and water. Food and water may, however, be placed in the covered part of the cages used for a hatching hen with pheasant chicks.

(3). The provision in paragraph 2 shall not apply to feeding with fresh vegetables. (4). Pheasants have not watered with water from surface water reservoirs accessed, including collected rainwater, as wild birds have access to.

Chapter 3 Partridge as well as rødhøns and stone-chickens



§ 9. A ready-to-Aviary for a agerhønsepar must have a bottom area of at least 6750 cm2, a width of at least 45 cm and a height of at least 50 cm.

(2). In both outdoor ready-aviaries, see. § 10, as in ready-aviaries in counter-current pools, see. § 11, must be at least 1/3 of bottom area consist of solid bottom with sand. The remainder of the ready-to-volierens bottom must consist of wire cloth, which has a mesh size of no more than 1 x 1/2 inch (1 inch = 2.54 cm).

§ 10. An outdoor ready-Aviary must be fitted with sheltering, nontransparent side walls as well as waterproof shelter to such an extent that the sand bath is always dry. The waterproof cover may not exceed 3/4 of ready-to-volierens total over coverage. The sheltering, opaque part of the side wall must at least take 1/3 of the page the wall's total length.

(2). The remainder of the ready-to-volierens of coverage, see. paragraph 1 shall consist of a tight and very flexible networks. The net must not be made of metal.

§ 11. In the roofed halls must be at least 1/3 of the length of all ready-to-volierernes side walls consist of a sheltering, opaque material. By a covered Hall is a building with roof and sheltering Gables, but without the side walls, and with room for two rows of ready-aviaries, separated by an aisle and with one series of frontal walls in flight with or outside the eaves.

(2). If there is wind locks in roofed halls, halls can be divided into smaller sections when mounting partitions of the necessary height and length to avoid drag.

(3). In the roofed halls must be at least 1/4 of a ready-to-volieres cover consist of a tight and very flexible networks. The net must not be made of metal.

§ 12. In rearing houses there shall be 50 agerhønsekyllinger at 4 weeks or more per square metre of floor area.

§ 13. Partridge over 4 weeks must have access to a netoverdækket run farm (Aviary) with soil.

(2). Involves the business plan that agerhønsene be transferred to a greenhouse with attached run farm, can release, however, postponed for up to 2 weeks, if climatic conditions pose a significant health risk through the cooling of agerhønsene.

§ 14. An Aviary should have a minimum height of 170 cm, measured from the soil to the covered, as well as a ground area that meets the requirements set out in annex 2.

(2). A volieres pages to consist of woven cloth and should be off the ground and up to at least 30 cm ´ s height be coated with a fixed and sheltering materials.

(3). An Aviary must be covered with a tight-fitting and very flexible networks. The net must not be made of metal.

(4). In an aviary, there must be a cover, which ensures that all birds can seek shelter at the same time.

§ 15. The provisions of §§ 12-14 shall not apply if the Partridge chicks are reared using hatching hens under the conditions set out in annex 2, section 3.

(2). After the release of Partridge chicks by means referred to in paragraph 1, the breeding hens, breeding hens either euthanized or transferred directly from the release site, back to the herd, where Partridge chicks are reared.

§ 16. Feeding of partridges shall meet the requirements set out in annex 2.

(2). Feed and water must be placed under fixed-roof which ensures that wild birds do not come into contact with food and water. Food and water may, however, be placed in the covered part of the cages used for a hatching hen with Partridge chicks.

(3). The provision in paragraph 2 shall not apply to feeding with fresh vegetables.

(4). Partridge must not be watered with water from surface water reservoirs accessed, including collected rainwater, as wild birds have access to.

§ 17. The rules on partridges in §§ 9-14, § 16, with the exception of section 16, paragraph 2 2. paragraph, as well as annex 2, points 1 and 2 shall apply mutatis mutandis to rødhøns and stone chickens.

Chapter 4 Mallards



§ 18. In rearing houses there shall be 20 ducklings at 5 weeks or more per square metre of floor area.

§ 19. Ducks over 2 weeks must have access to a running farm with soil as well as an artificial pool.

§ 20. Kept ducks over 8 weeks on shed or similar, there shall be five ducks per square metre.

§ 21. Run farm, see. § 19, must be surrounded by a fence with a minimum height of 120 cm and a ground area that meets the requirements set out in annex 3. There must be no natural lakes, ponds, ponds or similar in running the farm.

(2). Run the farm's pages to consist of wire gauze. The fence should be at the top and bottom be energized or be designed in some way so that it protects against predators.

(3). Run farm and pool must be in the situation with medium risk level for avian influenza must be covered by a tight and very flexible nylon netting with a mesh size of maximum 10 cm times 10 cm.

(4). The rules of coverage, see. paragraph 3 shall apply mutatis mutandis when the established protection and surveillance zones or control and monitoring areas in a defined area in connection with outbreaks of avian influenza or findings of wild birds infected with this, or where Food Agency assesses that the risk level for avian influenza in a defined area is elevated.

(5). Food Agency shall establish by Ordinance, which risk level for avian influenza as currently in force.

§ 22. Ducks, including the ducklings, must be fed and watered during the fixed-roof


(2). Ducks, including ducklings shall not irrigated with water from surface water reservoirs accessed, including collected rainwater, as wild birds have access to.

§ 23. Bottoms of pools, see. § 19, must be designed in a material which is easy to clean and disinfect.

(2). There should be regular replacement of the water in the pool referred to in paragraph 1. In breeding ducks water must be replaced at least once a week. By rearing of ducklings to the water be replaced more frequently.

(3). Pools, as the ducks have access to, must be shielded so that more wild birds cannot gain access to the basin.

§ 24. Farmed ducklings should not be inserted into other herds but should be exposed directly in nature.

Chapter 5 General provisions



§ 25. At the same time the breeding or keeping of domestic ducks and geese, mallards, should these be kept physically separated from other poultry species, including other birds.

(2). At the same time the breeding or keeping of domestic ducks and geese, mallards, domestic ducks and geese 1) must not have access to natural lakes, ponds, ponds or similar, and 2) not inserted into other herds.

section 26. Equipment and material that has been used in production must be kept clean. Immediately after emptying and before the new deployment of equipment and materials must be cleaned and disinfected.

§ 27. Aviaries must be surrounded by a fence, which provides effective protection against predators.

(2). Indhusning of predators and feathered in the same building, including in the same Hall, is not allowed.

(3). If there is less than 50 metres between a team and a feathered predator team, the portion of the fence about feathered the fence, facing towards the predator team, consist of opaque material and otherwise meet the requirements for fencing for the feathered team, see. However, paragraph 4.

(4). The requirement referred to in paragraph 3 shall lapse if the share of predators team's fencing, feathered facing the team, made up of opaque material.

section 28. Aviaries and runs must be kept in good condition.

section 29. Application of feather pecking retardants are not allowed.

section 30. Looks may not include over næbbets horn tip.

section 31. Persons in charge of the operation of a rearing of game birds, must have passed a food agency approved course in the rearing of game birds. The course must be reviewed within one year after the person concerned has taken over responsibility for the operation.

(2). Exempted from the requirement referred to in paragraph 1 are individuals who can demonstrate that, during the last 10 years from the filing date has been in charge of the operation of a rearing of game birds, as referred to in § 1, paragraph 1, for at least 2 years.

section 32. People who put feathered game out in the wild, must make a record of the release, including the date, place and the number and nature of the exposed birds.

(2). The records must be kept for at least 5 years from the date of entry and must be produced whenever representatives of food region.

section 33. Feathered game must not be carried out for the purpose of exploitation for hunting purposes in countries, allowing the use of here in the country banned hunting kinds of feathered game.

(2). Prior to export to countries, as referred to in paragraph 1, the exporter must make a written declaration to the effect that the purpose of the exports are not exported for the purpose of exploitation for hunting purposes.

(3). Prior to the export of game birds for the purpose of exploitation for hunting purposes, the exporter shall submit a written declaration that the receiving country does not allow in this country prohibited forms of hunting wild game.

§ 34. A holding with feathered routinely subjected to unannounced supervision from food region.

section 35. With fine punished anyone who violates sections 2-12, section 13, paragraph 1, § § § § 14-16, 18-20, section 21, paragraphs 1-4, §§ 22-26, § 27, paragraphs 1-3, §§ 28-30, section 31, paragraph 1, section 32 and section 33.

(2). The penalty can rise to imprisonment for up to 2 years, if it knows the action or failure occurred violations are committed with intent or gross negligence, and there in the infringement is 1) caused damage to human or animal health or caused danger for doing so, or 2) achieved or intentional gained an economic advantage for the person himself or others, including savings.

(3). That can be imposed on companies, etc. (legal persons) liability according to the rules laid down in the criminal code 5. Chapter.

§ 36. The notice shall enter into force on the 29th. February 2008.

(2). At the same time repealed Executive Order No. 942 by 14. September 2006 on the rearing of game birds.

Food Agency, 26. February 2008 Jan Mousing/Heidi Tange



Annex 1 Special requirements associated with the rearing of pheasants 1. Area requirements to run farms/aviaries:

3-9 weeks no more than 3.5 birds per m2

10-13 weeks up to a maximum of 2 birds per m2

14-16 weeks up to a maximum of 1 bird per m2

over 16 weeks up to a maximum of 1 bird per 3 m2 2. Layout of rearing houses: 1) the houses each have a size of at least 2.0 x 2.0 meters.



2) artificial light may be used only in the first 48 hours after hatching and may not have a strength equivalent to a 25 Watt incandescent bulb.



3) to be introduced into the House several times a day an adequate environmental enrichment, URf.eks. in the form of fresh turf until the chickens have access to run/Aviary.



4) that can be used instead of rearing houses brooders.



3. application and fitting-out of court

For the Court, as the chickens must have access to after 4 days of age, see. section 5, paragraph 1, the following shall apply: 1) the chickens must gradually be weaned to go out in the Court.



2) the Court must be at least 16 m2, and it has to be covered.



3) The open pages must be unearthed with wind-breaking nets or similar, offering protection against inclement weather.



4) There shall be supplied with environmental enrichment in the form of turned vegetables, fresh turf or similar, also after that the chickens have access to free-range exercise/Aviary.



5) is to be set up perches.



6) If using 2-3 m2 brooders instead of rearing houses, can be drawn up in court if the mothers chicken Court is protected against inclement weather.



4. application and fitting-out of run/Aviary

For the run/aviary, as the chickens must have access to the latest by 9-day age, see. section 5, paragraph 2, the following shall apply: 1) the chickens must gradually be weaned to go out into the whole run farm/Aviary.



2) Run the farm/Aviary must be at least 40 m2.



3) must be fitted to the perches or similar in at least 50 cm ´ 's height above the ground.



4) there should be a vigorous sowing oats, lupin, alfalfa or similar suitable vegetation.



5. Feeding 1) Feed and water must be given in the forecourt and run/Aviary as soon as the chickens have access thereto.



2) Feed and water should not be given in the House when the chicks have had access to the Court and run/Aviary in 14 days.



6. Farming with breeding hens ("broody hens")

Points 1-5 above may be waived if pheasant chicks throughout the rearing period goes with a hen ("broody hen") under conditions which satisfy the following conditions: 1) There must not be more than 20 chicks go with each hen.



2) Each hen with chicks must be kept in cages without a bottom, and the Kennel must cover a floor space of at least 4 m2.



3) Netburet must be partially covered so that the hen and chicks all at the same time can seek protection against inclement weather. At the same time, hen and chickens have access to a part of the netburet, who are not covered, and where they can all live at the same time.



4) Feed and water must be assigned in the covered part of the netburet



the hen and chickens to be permanent 5) have access to the whole area in netburet



6) Netburet must be placed in an area with natural vegetation, and must be moved as needed, so that the birds always staying on a substrate with appropriate plantings.



7. Release

Bred to be terminated and birds are exposed, to be released at the latest when they reach the 6 ugersalderen, unless there is exceptional climatic conditions, that could be harmful to the birds ' health and welfare and which determines that the release may be delayed. If the release may be delayed, the birds set out just as soon as conditions are again for it.



Annex 2 Special requirements in connection with the breeding of partridges 1. Area requirements to run farms/aviaries:

4-8 weeks to a maximum of 20 birds per m2

9-13 weeks up to a maximum of 13 birds per m2

over 13 weeks up to a maximum of 7 birds per m2 2. Environmental enrichment and feeding 1) Agerhønsekyllinger must from they are 14 days old be assigned to environmental enrichment in the form of forages like grass, clover, alfalfa or similar suitable green, or they must have access to a green bottom Aviary.



2) From 6 weeks of age, in addition to the power feed, the chickens must be assigned non-ground feed in the form of wheat, cracked corn, colza seeds or other seeds or grain products. Seed or grain products must, to the extent possible, correspond to the type of feed, which will be available for the birds after the release.



3. Farming with breeding hens

Points 1 – 2 above may be waived if Partridge chicks throughout the rearing period goes with a hen under conditions which satisfy the following conditions: 1) shall not exceed 25 chicks go with each hen.



2) Each hen with chicks must be kept in cages without a bottom, and the Kennel must cover a floor space of at least 4 m2.




3) Netburet must be partially covered so that the hen and chicks all at the same time can seek protection against inclement weather. At the same time, hen and chickens have access to a part of the netburet, who are not covered, and where they can all live at the same time.



4) Feed and water must be assigned in the covered part of the netburet.



the hen and chickens to be permanent 5) have access to the whole area in netburet.



6) Netburet must be placed in an area with natural vegetation, and must be moved as needed, so that the birds always staying on a substrate with appropriate plantings.



Annex 3 specific requirements in connection with the breeding of mallards 1. Area requirements to run farms/aviaries:

2-3 weeks to a maximum of 6 birds per m2

4-5 weeks to a maximum of 4 birds per m2

6-7 weeks up to a maximum of 2 birds per m2

8 weeks to a maximum of 1 and per m2