Report No. 269
15. Litter -
(1) The area of litter provided shall be sufficient to allow the birds to dust bathe and forage freely. (2) For housing systems which include a completely slatted or grid floor, the opportunity to dust bathe shall be provided by suitable substrate (litter) throughout the house of a size that allows multiple hens to dust bathe simultaneously.
(3) In converted high-rise buildings, a minimum of fifteen percent available floor space shall be a suitable substrate.
(4) The pullets shall have continuous access to litter.