Overview (table of contents) Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Definitions the scope of the common rules Chapter 4 Teams of broiler hatching eggs production Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 entry into force and transitional Penalty system Annex 1 The full text of the Ordinance on keeping of broilers and rugeægsproduktion1) pursuant to § 4, paragraph 1, article 12, paragraph 1, article 14, paragraphs 3-5, section 28, paragraph 5 and paragraph 7, in Danish, see. lovbekendtgørelse nr. 1343 by 4. December 2007, § 4, paragraph 3, section 7 (c), paragraph 2, article 9, paragraph 4, article 15, section 17, paragraph 2, article 18, paragraph 5, article 19 and article 21, paragraph 2, of the law on the keeping of chickens, see. Act No. 336 of 16. May 2001, as amended by Act No. 714 of 25. June 2010, and after that the organizations after the Justice Minister's discretion is particularly affected by the rules, have had the opportunity to speak out, be determined as follows: Chapter 1 scope § 1. The rules of this order shall apply to holdings with broilers kept for commercial purposes, and on rearing production.
(2). The Ordinance shall not apply to the production of eggs intended for human consumption.
Chapter 2 Definitions section 2. For the purposes of this Ordinance, by holding a production site on which chickens are kept.
(2). For the purposes of this Ordinance by broiler chickens kept for meat production.
(3). By chickens, for the purposes of this Ordinance an animal of the species Gallus gallus from hatching to maturity.
(4). By rearing production for the purposes of this Ordinance the keeping of hens and chicks for the production of eggs for hatching of broiler chickens.
(5). By houses for the purposes of this Ordinance rooms or buildings which kept chickens.
(6). By useable for the purposes of this Ordinance a littered, that the chickens have permanent access to the.
(7). For the purposes of this Ordinance by bunch of a group of chickens which are placed in a House and are present in this House at the same time.
(8). In daily mortality for the purposes of this Ordinance the number of chickens that have died in a House on a given day, including those who have been killed either because of illness or for any other reason, divided by the total number of chickens that are present in the House on that day, multiplied by 100.
(9). At total mortality, for the purposes of this Ordinance the number of chicks at the time when the chickens are removed from a House to be sold or slaughtered, have died since the deployment in the House, including those who have been killed either because of illness or for any other reason, divided by the total number of chickens that were inserted into the House, multiplied by 100.
Paragraph 10. By the official veterinarian for the purposes of this Ordinance a veterinarian employed by the Food Agency, which is responsible for post-mortem inspection on a poultry slaughterhouse.
Chapter 3 common rules management, supervision, etc.
§ 3. All animals must be inspected at least twice a day. Dead animals must be removed immediately. Sick, injured and emaciated animals and animals with deformities must be killed immediately, unless there is immediately implemented appropriate treatment. To be called a veterinarian, when necessary, including in cases of suspected outbreaks of an infectious disease, which are compulsorily notifiable in accordance with Ordinance on lists of infectious diseases to the law on the keeping of animals.
Light intensity section 4. Animals must be in the periods where there is light in the House, kept at a light intensity for at least 80 per cent of the House of not less than 20 lux measured in animals ' eye level. By keeping of broilers the rule in article 8 also apply.
(2). The light intensity can after consultation with a veterinarian, in exceptional cases, be reduced if it is in the concrete situation deemed necessary in order to deal with cases of severe feather pecking or cannibalism among the chickens. The light intensity must in these cases, however, at no time be less than 5 lux.
Noise level section 5. The noise level in the houses must be kept as low as possible. Ventilation fans, feeding machinery or other equipment shall be constructed, placed, operated and maintained in such a way that they make the least possible noise.
Chapter 4 the keeping of chickens beak-section 6. Beak trimming is banned.
Cleaning section 7. Those parts of buildings, equipment and utensils that are in contact with the chickens shall be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected before inserting a new flock. When a building is finally drained of chickens, all bedding removed and replaced with clean bedding.
Lysprogram § 8. In houses to be there from five days after hatching for three days before slaughter using a lysprogram with a dark period in each 24 hours a day at either six continuous hours or four consecutive hours and two consecutive hours. Dark period or dark periods must be at the same time in each 24 hours.
(2). The transition from darkness to light will be done by increasing the light intensity of 5 lux (dæmring). The transition from light to dark will be done by reducing the light intensity of 5 lux (dusk). Twilight-and dæmrings period must have a duration of not less than 30 minutes. Twilight-and dæmrings period shall not be considered a dark period covered by paragraph 1.
(3). Broiler chickens may be kept at constant lights the first five days after hatching and the last three days before the slaughter of the remaining chickens in a flock.
(4). If the birds have access to outdoor areas, and they get a dark period corresponding to the night's length according to the season or of the same length as mentioned in paragraph 1, the use of the lysprogram described in paragraph 1 shall be omitted.
Supervision at the slaughterhouse before slaughtering § 9. By submission of chickens to a poultry slaughterhouse, the producer must ensure that the chickens are accompanied by information about the lineage or race, the daily mortality and overall mortality. This information as well as the number of broilers dead on arrival, under the supervision of the official veterinarian must be registered with an indication of the holding and the House. Data quality must be under the supervision of the official veterinarian shall be verified, taking account of the number of chickens slaughtered, and number of chickens dead on arrival at the slaughterhouse.
(2). If, on the basis of supervision in accordance with paragraph 1 is reason to believe that there may be welfare problems on the farm or in the House, as the chickens in question are derived from, the official veterinarian shall transmit it without delay to the appropriate food region. If conditions are estimated to be minor, however, instead, the official veterinarian may recommend to the manufacturer that must be put right inadequate conditions at the holding in that House. If you pointed out conditions are not rectified upon receipt of the next team broiler chickens from the same House, the official veterinarian shall report it to the appropriate food region.
§ 10. In connection with the inspection of the live chickens, delivered to the slaughterhouse, the official veterinarian shall evaluate the feather suit mode.
(2). If broilers plumage is more than commonly contaminated, the official veterinarian shall draw to the attention of the producer with the recommendation on immediately to rectify the inadequate conditions. The official veterinarian verifies whether the conditions are remedied by filing pointed out by the next team broiler chickens from the same House, and if this is not the case, the official veterinarian shall report it to the appropriate food region.
(3). If broilers plumage are heavily soiled, the official veterinarian shall immediately report the relationship to him/her food region.
Supervision at the slaughterhouse for slaughter, § 11. The official veterinarian, or control personnel under the supervision of the official veterinarian, carry out a random study of pads on the submitted broilers. The study of broilers pads are implemented in such a way that on chickens from the same House for slaughter shall be taken from a foot from 50 different chicks from respectively the first and the last third of the team. Pads on these 100 chicken feet examined for Burns (ammonia burns) and other visible damage that can be caused by welfare problems in the House, where the chickens are derived.
(2). By foot pad investigation in accordance with paragraph 1 shall be assigned to each kyllingefod points according to the following scale: 1) No Hock Burns – 0 points.
2) less severe burns – 0.5 points.
3) Serious Burns – 2 points.
(3). If the referred to in paragraph 1 shall be 100 chicken feet from the same team together, be assigned a maximum of 40 points broilers, the official veterinarian not more.
(4). If the referred to in paragraph 1 shall be 100 chicken feet from same team broiler combined are allocated from 41 to a maximum of 80 points, the official veterinarian shall draw to the attention of the producer with the recommendation on immediately to rectify the inadequate conditions. The official veterinarian verifies whether the conditions are remedied by filing pointed out by the next team broiler chickens from the same House. If the next team broiler chickens from the same House on the new allocated 41 points or more, the official veterinarian shall report it to the appropriate food region.
(5). If the referred to in paragraph 1 shall be 100 chicken feet from same team broiler combined are allocated from 81 to 200 points, the official veterinarian shall immediately report the relationship to him/her food region.
§ 12. In the context of the checks carried out in accordance with the rules on the official controls of products of animal origin for human consumption, the official veterinarian, or control personnel under the supervision of the official veterinarian, evaluate the results of post-mortem inspection to identify other possible indications of welfare problems.
(2). If, on the basis of supervision in accordance with paragraph 1 is reason to believe that there may be problems in the welfare House, as those chickens come from, including that the manufacturer uses a maximum stocking density higher than 33 kg live weight per square metre of useable area without complying with the conditions laid down in § § 7A-7 c of the law on keeping of broilers, the official veterinarian shall transmit it without delay to the appropriate food region. If conditions are estimated to be minor, however, instead, the official veterinarian may recommend to the manufacturer that must be put right inadequate conditions in that House. If you pointed out conditions are not rectified upon receipt of the next team broiler chickens from the same House, the official veterinarian shall report it to the appropriate food region.
Follow-up control section 13. Food regions assess, on the basis of the reports received from the official veterinarians of the basic regulation. sections 9-12, whether there is a need to carry out an inspection visit to the farm, or whether the situation can be searched rectified by a written letter to the manufacturer. Such an approach can possibly contain injunction either to remedy the situation or to draw up a detailed explanation in accordance with the guidelines in section 16. In such cases, food regions on an ongoing basis assess the need arises to make an inspection visit to the farm.
Random test with the holding section 14. Persons employed in or under the Danish Ministry of food, agriculture and fisheries shall each year carry out random checks, comprising at least 5% of the production sites, which, according to the Central Livestock Register (CHR) has production of broiler chickens, subject to a minimum of 50 sites annually.
(2). The check must be carried out not earlier than one week before, the current team broiler at the place of production are expected to be slaughtered.
(3). Such inspections may be carried out in connection with the execution of the inspection of chicken farms pursuant to other legislation.
Execution of control of the holding section 15. Verification visits pursuant to §§ 13 and 14 shall at least include an examination of the physical framework for farming of chickens for meat, see. (2), and matters relating to the day-to-day management of the regulation. (3).
(2). The study of the physical framework for bred must be done on the basis of documented information from the manufacturer, and shall, in particular, be made on the basis of the information entered in the item. (A) in the annex to this order.
(3). On the basis of the documented information from the producer as referred to in paragraph 2 shall be carried out in an investigation of matters concerning the day-to-day operational management. The study should in particular include the items specified in paragraph (B) of the annex to this order.
(4). The manufacturer has the obligation to be in possession of up-to-date and detailed information about the production systems in each House, including the information set out in paragraph 2. (A) in the annex to this order. The information shall be kept for at least three years. The information shall, on request, be made available to him/her food region. If the information has been made available for food region, and that subsequent changes in the production systems, which can have an impact on the welfare of the chickens, food the region as soon as possible be informed accordingly.
§ 16. When a food manufacturer shall notify the injunction to develop region an explanation of the actions that are necessary to repair the relationship, the statement pointed out, as a minimum, contain a description of the areas of action and a proposal for a timetable for the implementation of necessary measures.
Payment of expenses, etc.
§ 17. The expenditure referred to in article 18, paragraph 2, of the law on keeping of broilers, paid for by the individual producer. The cost represents the amounts resulting from the rates for extra control in holdings with live animals in the Ordinance for payment of checks of food and live animals, etc.
(2). Amount that will be charged in accordance with paragraph 1, and which is not paid in due time, conferred an annual interest rate equal to the interest rate under the interest Act § 5. The applied interest, however, is at least 50 us $. For reminders by late payment is paid a sum of 100 kr.
(3). There are udpantningsret for the amounts referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2.
§ 18. Application of the maximum stocking density pursuant to section § 7 a and 7 b of the Act on the keeping of chickens for food must be reported to the region at the place where the holding is located. The notification shall be submitted not later than 3 weeks before stocking density is increased. The notification shall be submitted by the application of the food agency for this purpose approved notification form and shall include relevant information on the holding, including at least the information provided for in paragraph 2. (A) in the annex to this order. Food region may require that there be sent further information about the farm.
(2). For notifications as referred to in paragraph 1 shall be paid a fee of DKK 729 for the registration of the notification and for food the region's review of whether the condition set out in paragraph 7 (b) (1). 1 of the law on the keeping of chickens is met.
Chapter 5 Rearing production Bedding section 19. The houses throughout the production period have a litter mat, there is loose and dry the surface.
Ventilation and climate control section 20. Building insulation, heating and ventilation must ensure that air circulation, dust content, temperature, relative air humidity and gas concentrations are kept at a level which is not harmful to the animals. The temperature in houses should not significantly exceed the temperature outside in warm periods.
Beak-§ 21. Beak trimming is banned. Beak trimming on a bunch of chickens can be carried out in specific cases, within 10 days after hatching, if other measures implemented in relation to a previous bunch in the same House with a view to reducing the problems have proved not to have sufficient power, and it is necessary to address severe feather pecking or cannibalism or to prevent damage to the hens during mating.
(2). There must be a maximum of 1/3 of come down beak trimmed measured from nose its outer part to næbspidsen. Trimming shall only be carried out by a person who has received expert guidance herein.
(3). The veterinarian, as hatcheries, according to the law, must assume to exercise supervision, by these supervision also ensure whether beak trimming is carried out in accordance with paragraphs 1 and 2, and on næbtrimningen, incidentally, happens on a dyreværnsmæssig sound manner.
Amputation of toes, comb and spores section 22. Amputation of toes, comb and spores is prohibited. Amputation on a bunch of cockerels can, however, in exceptional cases happen in 72 hours after hatching, if it is considered necessary in individual cases for reasons of animal welfare. By amputation of the toes may only the outer part of the backward-pointing toe removed.
Use of feather pecking retardants § 23. Application of feather pecking retardants that stapled on the chice for reducing their field of vision (' glasses ') or be put on hønsenes eyeball to change their color vision (colored contact lenses «»), shall be prohibited.
Chapter 6 Sentence paragraph 24. With fine or imprisonment until 4 months punished anyone who violates sections 3-8, § 9, paragraph 1 1. paragraph, article 15, paragraph 4, and articles 19-23.
(2). That can be imposed on companies, etc. (legal persons) criminal liability in accordance with the provisions of the criminal code 5. Chapter.
Chapter 7 entry into force and transitional arrangements, section 25. The notice shall enter into force on the 30. June 2010.
(2). At the same time repealed Executive Order No. 1069 of 17. December 2001 about the keeping of chickens and hatching eggs production.
section 26. Notwithstanding the provision in clause 18 (1), farms established before 30. June 2010 use the maximum stocking densities laid down in § § 7 a and 7 b of the Act on the keeping of chickens if there no later than the 1. September 2010 is presented a notification in accordance with section 18.
The Ministry of Justice, the 23. June 2010 Lars Barfoed/Jens Teilberg S Annex 1 (A). The manufacturer must ensure that for each House kept a record of the following information relating to the last three rotations of chicks: 1) the number of chickens that is inserted into.
2) a plan of the House, including House area and free area.
3) Chickens ancestry or race, if it is known.
4) By each control the number of dødfundne chickens, if possible with indication of reason, as well as the number of slaughtered chickens with indication of cause.
5) the daily mortality and overall mortality.
6) number of chicks who are back in the Pack when the chickens to be sold or slaughtered, is removed.
7) number of kg. delivered chicken, see. slaughterhouse settlements.
8) number of discarded animals and the reason for this.
9) feeders and water supply, including the type and capacity.
10) Ventilation capacity, cooling and temperature control, including the location thereof, a ventilation plan and details of air quality parameters, URf.eks. air circulation, air speed and temperature.
11) Lighting, including description of the applied lysprogram and light intensity.
12) Reserve and alarm systems at electric power failure, including technical inspection of these systems.
13) Observed failure of ventilation system and technical inspections of the ventilation system.
14) floor type and litter normally used.
B. on the basis of the documentary evidence referred to in paragraph 2. (A) carry out employees in or under the Danish Ministry of food, agriculture and fisheries, a study of issues relating to the day-to-day operational management. The study shall include in particular the following elements: 1) Litter quality, including the amount and nature of the company.
2) the daily mortality and overall mortality as well as the number of animals should be killed because of injuries or reducing. In addition, controlled the procedure on the farm is used to supervise the daily mortality, overall mortality and the animals should be killed.
3) Disease conditions in the holding, including the determination of any specific infectious diseases or problems regarding well-being resulting from insufficient conditions relating to interior design, care and operation. In this connection, it should be investigated, what measures are taken to remedy the conditions which must be assumed to be the cause of a high rate of disease or mortality, and about the use of any medication has been done correctly.
4) overall assessment of the animals ' condition, including examination of feather suit and take pudernes nature, Flock uniformity, nutritional status and leg condition of a representative sample of the flock.
5) discussion with the manufacturer on the management with regard to the performance of day-to-day operations, including oversight of the ventilation and temperature conditions as well as control of reserve and alarm systems. In addition, reviewed the consumption of food and water, including the quantity differs from a normal consumption.
6) review of manufacturer's record keeping on the farm.
Official notes 1) Ordinance contains provisions that implement elements of Council Directive 2007/43/EC of 28 June 1999. June 2007 on minimum requirements for the protection of chickens for meat, the official journal of the European Union 2007, nr. L 182, p. 19 ff.