Why is it measured?
Recording levels of mortality can help establish relationships between potential welfare issues (e.g. injurious feather pecking) and resulting levels of mortality.
How to assess and score using the AssureWel measure
|Method of assessment:
Refer to records and/or ask the unit manager
||a) Mortality of previous flock
b) Mortality to date
c) Mortality to 40 weeks (where applicable)
Record if possible, causes of mortality
- Feather loss
- Bird dirtiness
- Beak trimming
- Antagonistic behaviours
- Management of sick or injured birds