In Denmark we have a very strict law since 1995, to secure the animal welfare in the breeding of Game birds.
Here you can see some of the most important regulations:
- We need to have an education to have permission to breed game birds in Denmark.
- Since 2002 it has not been allowed in DENMARK to use any biotic in the feed, only for treatment of diseases.
- Since 2003 it has not been allowed to use any kind of ring or other anti-picking materials besides a little cut.
- All the eggs are stamped with number of origin and we can always follow the egg back to the farmer.
- We have a very high veterinary standard. We are free of many common bird diseases.
- All our hens are vaccinated against Newcastle Disease.
- According to Danish law, Partridges have the right to be kept in outdoor runs from the age of 4 week. Pheasants from them are only 9 days old.
- Besides the normal game bird feed, they shall have daily access to feed, they can also find in the nature.
- Our partridge cages for laying hens are at least 45x50x150 cm., in total 6750 cm2 per couple. 1/3 of the cage is a sandpit.
- The laying partridge are only kept in these cages for 4 months.
- Egg laying Pheasant is only allowed to have on the ground in traditional systems.