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Animal Welfare (Layer Hens) Code of Welfare 2012

National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC) Date of publication: 01/01/2012

Summary:

A short written text extract from the 2012 Code of Welfare for layer hens. The extracted text sets out minimum standards designed to allow layer hens to express normal behaviour. The inability to express normal behaviour is a significant source of stress in intensively farmed animals.