RSPCA welfare standards
for domestic/common ducks
38 February 2015
* indicates an amendment
H 5.1 * A record of all visitors to the farm must be maintained.
H 5.1.1 * The record must include the following details of the visitor:
c) date and time of arrival
d) recent visits to poultry sites and farms, including dates, species and locations
e) certification that they are not suffering with any enteric illness.
H 5.2 * Visitors that could reasonably be considered to pose a risk of comproming the health and welfare of the
birds must not be allowed onto the site.
H 5.3 * The wheels of all vehicles entering and leaving the farm must be disinfected.
H 5.4 * Farm dedicated protective clothing must be worn by all visitors.
H 5.5 * On each occasion on entering/leaving a poultry house, all farm personnel and visitors must:
a) disinfect footwear
b) sanitise their hands.
H 5.6 * Defra approved disinfectants must be used.
Producers should contact Defra for information on Defra approved disinfectants. Contact details
can be found on the Defra website: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-forenvironment-food-rural-affairs
H 5.7 * All disinfectants must be used in accordance with manufacturer's instructions.
H 5.8 * The house must operate a period free of all livestock between flock cycles.