RSPCA welfare standards
for domestic/common ducks
56 February 2015
* indicates an amendment
* Appendix 1
Welfare audit form example
(relating to standards M 4.1 - M 4.8)
Standards to be included as part of the welfare audit (see standards M 4.1 to M 4.8) and an example of a suitable
Welfare Audit form.
Date Unannounced Yes / No
Summarised standard Check Comments
Food & water
FW 1.1 &
a) is appropriate to species and age
b) maintains birds in good health
c) satisfies nutritional needs
d) is available at all times.
FW 1.6 Food not contaminated/stale.
FW 2.1 &
Drinking water is available at all times and is clean
FW 2.4 Drinking water not harmfully contaminated.
FW 2.9, FW
2.18 & FW
Open water sources are:
a) in good working order
b) at correct height to allow birds to enter water.
FW 1.10 &
Feeding/drinking equipment are being
FW 2.17 &
Open water facilities provided are appropriate for
age of birds.
FW 2.15 Birds can freely and fully submerge their heads in
water when standing around the facility.