RSPCA welfare standards
for domestic/common ducks
27 February 2015
* indicates an amendment
A high degree of caring and responsible management and stockmanship is vital to ensure
good animal welfare. Managers and stock-keepers need to be thoroughly trained, skilled and
competent in animal husbandry and welfare, and have a good working knowledge of their
system and the livestock under their care.
M 1.0 * All records and other documentation and information that the RSPCA welfare standards for domestic/
common ducks require the producer to have, keep and/or maintain, must be made available to the Freedom
Food field staff and RSPCA Farm Animals Department staff on request.
Managers must ensure that all stock-keepers:
a) have access to a current version of the RSPCA welfare standards for domestic/common ducks
b) are familiar with its content, and
c) understand and apply its content in their specific area of responsibility.
M 1.2 All staff employed who are responsible for the welfare of the ducks must be identified, and records must
be kept of all relevant training (including in-house) and experience received or gained.