RSPCA welfare standards
for domestic/common ducks
13 February 2015
* indicates an amendment
Floor and litter
E 3.1 Duck house flooring must allow effective cleansing and disinfection, preventing significant build up of
parasites and other pathogens.
Where possible flooring should be concrete.
E 3.2 Buildings and equipment must be thoroughly cleansed and disinfected after each flock and/or before the
placement of new birds.
E 3.3 The floor of all houses must be completely covered in litter (except in the case of areas around water
facilities see E 3.6).