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Certificate of competence for keeping chickens for fattening

Chickens for fattening may only be kept by those who are in possession of a valid certificate from the competent authority about their competence (certificate of competence).

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the district or the district-free city.


The certificate of competence shall be issued by the competent body if the applicant:


  • has attended a course recognised by the competent authority for the acquisition of expertise and proves the competence in the context of a successful examination by a veterinarian


  • proves its knowledge and skills in the animal-friendly keeping of broilers by:
  • successfully completed training in the professions of animal keeper specialising in poultry farming or farmer,
  • successfully completed training in the profession of housekeeper with a focus on rural housekeeping by 30 June 1999,
  • a successfully completed university degree or university of applied sciences in the field of agriculture or veterinary medicine,
  • proof that he has kept a broiler flock of not less than 500 broilers for at least three years on his own responsibility and without objections to animal welfare law, or
  • a certificate attesting to the successful completion of an examination recognised as equivalent by the competent authority.

Which documents are required?

  • Proof of acquisition of expertise

What are the fees?

Fees may apply. Please contact the relevant authority.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Deadlines may have to be observed. Please contact the competent authority.

Applications / forms

The certificate of competence shall be issued by the competent authority on request.

  • Geflügel - Antrag auf Aufstellung Sachkundenachweis § 17 Tierschutznutztierhaltungsverordnung


What else should I know?

Persons who have acquired proof of competence in another Member State of the European Union, Turkey or a state party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area do not require an examination, provided that the proof of competence meets the requirements.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection

Professionally released on



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competent Bodies

Landkreis Emsland - Fachbereich Veterinärwesen und Verbraucherschutz
Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen
Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62 , 49705 Meppen
Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Station Haltestelle Kreishaus
Bus: 993

Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible

Data protection information

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen
Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover
Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)