Your result is in the green area of the graph

Well done! Your flock is falling into the top 25% of flocks for feather loss. It would be great to hear what you are doing in order to achieve this result:

We are interested in innovative ideas or good practice that may have contributed to you achieving this level of feather cover. Please get in touch and tell us about what you have been doing that has helped your flock stay in the green. We would also like to hear of any measures you have implemented that have improved your feather cover and moved your flock into the green. You can also highlight these measures to RSPCA, Freedom Food or Soil Association assessors during your next welfare assessment.

We want to build a library of case studies and good practice examples to provide inspiration and help other producers improve feather cover too!

If you would like to be a demonstration flock to show other producers how you achieve excellent welfare outcomes, let your Farm Assurance Scheme assessor know during your welfare outcome assessment or contact our AssureWel Welfare Advisors.

Maintaining high standards

You’re in the green, but even if you have no feather loss it is important to monitor and self assess your birds, every flock is different and experiences different risk factors:

For more support and guidance on maintaining good feather cover visit our Advisory Support pages, contact our AssureWel Welfare Advisors or your vet.

 

 



Did you know?

  • Disease management is the third most common change producers are making is to improve welfare e.g.vaccination and improved red mite control.
  • Sudden change is the most common cause of injurious feather pecking, make any changes gradually e.g. in housing, facilities and feed.

Monitor your feather loss

AssureWel Benchmarking Tool