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The Poultry Breeding Flocks and Hatcheries (Scotland) Order 2007

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Articles 3 and 4

SCHEDULE 1Hatchery and breeding flock information

Information relating to hatcheries

1.  The information to be notified is–

(a)the name, address and telephone number of the occupier;

(b)the address and telephone number of the hatchery;

(c)the incubator capacity of the hatchery; and

(d)the species of poultry hatched at the hatchery.

Information relating to breeding flocks

2.  The information to be notified is–

(a)the name, address and telephone number of the occupier and the owner of each breeding flock on the holding;

(b)the address and telephone number of the holding;

(c)the number of breeding flocks on the holding;

(d)the identification of each breeding flock on the holding;

(e)the species in each breeding flock on the holding;

(f)the number of poultry in each breeding flock on the holding;

(g)whether the poultry in each breeding flock on the holding are layer breeders or meat breeders; and

(h)the status of each breeding flock on the holding in the breeding pyramid.

Article 8

SCHEDULE 2Sampling of breeding flocks

Sampling of chicks

1.—(1) The following samples are to be taken when the birds are chicks–

(a)1 chick box liner, up to a maximum of 10, for every 500 chicks delivered from the hatchery; and

(b)the carcases of all chicks, up to a maximum of 60 from each hatchery, that are dead on arrival at the holding.

(2) In this paragraph “chick box liner” means any material used to line a box or other container in which chicks are transported from the hatchery to the holding.

Sampling of four-week-old birds etc.

2.—(1) The following samples are to be taken from each flock of four week-old birds and each flock two weeks before it comes into lay or moves to the laying phase or laying unit–

(a)a minimum of two pairs of boot swabs; or

(b)a composite faeces sample.

(2) In this paragraph, “a composite faeces sample” means a sample of faeces consisting of a number of individual samples calculated in accordance with the following, each of which weighs not less than 1 gram and is taken from a site selected at random to represent the building or group of buildings in the holding from which it is taken.

Table

The number of sites from which separate faeces samples are to be taken in order to make a composite sample are as follows–

Number of birds kept in a buildingNumber of faeces samples to be taken in the building
1–24Number equal to the number of birds, up to a maximum of 20
25–2920
30–3925
40–4930
50–5935
60–8940
90–19950
200–49955
500 or more60

Articles 10, 11 and 15

SCHEDULE 3Record-keeping requirements

Samples

1.  The information to be recorded is–

(a)the type of sample taken;

(b)the date on which the sample was taken;

(c)the identification of the breeding flock from which the sample was taken;

(d)the age of the breeding flock sampled;

(e)the approved laboratory to which the sample was sent; and

(f)the result of any test on any sample reported to the occupier in accordance with article 12(d).

Movement of domestic fowl of the species Gallus gallus to and from holdings

2.  The information to be recorded is–

(a)the date of the movement;

(b)the number of domestic fowl, chicks or eggs moved;

(c)the age of the domestic fowl or chicks moved;

(d)in the case of the movement of an entire breeding flock of domestic fowl, the identification of that flock;

(e)the identity of the building or group of buildings into which any domestic fowl, chicks or eggs moved to the holding were placed or from which domestic fowl, chicks or eggs were moved from the holding;

(f)in the case of any domestic fowl, chicks or eggs moved to the holding, the address from which they were moved to the holding; and

(g)in the case of any domestic fowl, chicks or eggs moved from the holding, the address to which they were moved.

Movements of eggs to and from a hatchery

3.  The information to be recorded is–

(a)the date of the movement;

(b)the number of eggs moved;

(c)in the case of eggs moved to the hatchery, the address of the premises from which the eggs were moved; and

(d)in the case of eggs moved from the hatchery, the address of the premises to which the eggs were moved.

Movements of chicks from a hatchery

4.  The information to be recorded is–

(a)the date of the movement;

(b)the number of chicks moved; and

(c)the address of the premises to which the chicks were moved.

Article 12

SCHEDULE 4Preparation of chick box liners

Preparation of the samples

1.  Chick box liners must be prepared as follows–

(a)a minimum 1 gram portion is to be taken from a soiled area on each liner; and

(b)the portions from separate liners must be bulked together and placed in Buffered Peptone Water (BPW) at the rate of not more than 1 gram of liner for every 10 ml of BPW.

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