Industry tips – Poultry transport
During our inspections of poultry trucks, Eyes on Animals inspectors regularly find birds that are injured or dead as a result of poor crate design, rough loading into the crates or inadequate protection against heat or cold. In this document the main problems and possible solutions are discussed.
KIP, IK HEB JE!* (I have you chicken!)
Correct handling of animals during transport is crucial for your business to develope a professional reputation and for achieving an acceptable animal-welfare niveau. Correct animal-handling of course also applies to the handling of poultry when collected on the farm and loaded into transport crates. When the handling of the birds is done carefully, there is less economic loss from carcass damage and the welfare of the animals is better respected.
*This educational brochure about poultry-catching is only available in Dutch.