The RSPCA’s new standards for pullets must be met by Wednesday 5 December (unless otherwise stated by the standard).
Aviary rearing systems will be permitted to help better prepare pullets to navigate multi-tier systems in lay.
Please note that any multi-tier aviary rearing system must be accepted for use by the RSPCA prior to certification.
To find out whether a system is accepted for use by the RSPCA, please contact the RSPCA's farm animals department.
Other changes include:
- A requirement for ramps for all multi-tier systems - research suggests this results in better bird mobility, strength and cognitive ability
- Increased raised perch requirements to better match provision in lay