Report No. 269
15. Period of lighting -
The lighting system in the chicken house shall provide a twenty-four hour cycle:
(a) A minimum period of eight hours of light, by the provision of either artificial light or access to daylight; and
(b) A minimum period of six continuous hours of darkness in every twenty-four hour cycle, except when the natural period of darkness is shorter.
(c) The requirement of clause
(b) need not apply during the first few days of rearing and the last three days prior to slaughter.