Animal Welfare Guidelines - Poultry

The Tasmanian Animal Welfare Guideline for poultry is the:

Model Code of Practice for the Welfare of Animals - Domestic Poultry​ 4th edition, SCARM Report 83 (802 KB)

This document contains nationally agreed guidelines for the care and management of a range of domestic poultry species, including the provision of food and water, accommodation, inspections, health and euthanasia.

Note: some standards in this document relating to housing, stocking density, food and water are legally enforceable for commercial layer poultry under the Animal Welfare (Domestic Poultry) Regulations 2013.

For further information on Animal Welfare Guidelines:​​


Animal Welfare Enquiries

13 St Johns Avenue,
New Town, TAS, 7008.