The new CFIA Humane Transportation Regulations for livestock has now come into affect. For broiler chickens and spent hens the maximum interval without water is now 24 hours, and 28 hours without feed. For hatching birds (chicks only) the regulation has not changed; the maximum interval without feed and water is 72 hours from time of hatching. To download the full Transportation Fact Sheet, click the link below.
In an effort to improve transportation for fowl in cold weather, Maple Lodge Farms analyzed data comparing dolly and crate systems used to transport end of lay leghorns in Ontario, Canada. The full report from this study can be accessed by clicking on the link below.