Animal Welfare (Layer Hens) Code of Welfare 2012

The Animal Welfare (Layer Hens) Code of Welfare 2012 came into force on 7 December 2012 and revoked the Animal Welfare (Layer Hens) Code of Welfare 2005.

This code sets the minimum standards for the care and management of layer hens under all forms of management used in New Zealand. The purpose of this code is to provide guidance to the owners of layer hens and to persons who are in charge of them about the standards they must achieve in order to meet their obligations under the Animal Welfare Act 1999.
Anyone who owns or is in charge of layer hens must be aware of the codes of welfare and comply with the minimum standards in the codes and the general provisions of the Animal Welfare Act 1999 (offsite link to www.legislation.govt.nz).

For more information about the process undertaken to date, please see the page How are Codes Developed and refer to the links below

For more information about the process undertaken to date, please see the page How are Codes Developed and refer to the links below

Other relevant codes of welfare are:

Page last updated: 19 December 2013