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What do you need to sell eggs?

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I'm toying with idea of selling eggs (if my hens ever all lay at the same). Do you need a permit from USDA? I tried looking on their website and it was so big I couldn't find what I was looking for.

post #2 of 17

Not exactly. You need NPIP certification. You wll discover that lots of people don' t though

post #3 of 17

i dont have a permit for selling my eggs. hmm
they are mostly sold to work friends,.,.... family gets them for free! smile

mom to: 1 husband 3 kids 3 dogs, 1 cat,  4 ducks, welsh, black swedish, buff orpington
9 hens and 1 crazy rooster!rir/plymouth rocks/leghorn/campine/wellsummer/and some other breeds.

6 more baby chicks added July 2012!!!

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mom to: 1 husband 3 kids 3 dogs, 1 cat,  4 ducks, welsh, black swedish, buff orpington
9 hens and 1 crazy rooster!rir/plymouth rocks/leghorn/campine/wellsummer/and some other breeds.

6 more baby chicks added July 2012!!!

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post #4 of 17

here in florida we can sell fertile hatching eggs.........you can eat them. it's the way to get around the law here in Fl.

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post #5 of 17

i sell mine here in maine. i have a sign up people stop and buy them 2.00 dozen dont thiink you need a license unless your selling commercial.

post #6 of 17

It depends on your state what you need to sell eggs. Perhaps call your State Extension Office.  In many states such as PA there are only basic rules if you have less than 1000 birds or something.  Where do you have to be NPIP to sell eggs??

post #7 of 17

I sell mine from home and according to our extension office, I don't need a permit. However, if I want to sell to businesses or outside my home (farmer's market), I have to be egg board certified.

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post #8 of 17

Don't ask, Don't tell.  I sell to co-workers and neighbors.  Here in Maryland to sell at a Farmer's Market, you have to follow specific rules, permet, refrigeration, etc.  But the inspector told me, with the budget cuts, there are no inspectors.  Don't worry about it.

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post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by emmalynn 

Not exactly. You need NPIP certification. You wll discover that lots of people don' t though


Sorry, forgot to clarify....eggs for eating. Do they need NPIP certification for that?

Silly stunt...do people buy the fertile eggs for eating? And then you don't need any other permit?

I'm thinking about an ad on CL...although I might know enough people to be able to sell to without advertising.

Emmalynn - Do you have to have NPIP certification to sell hatching eggs? I thought it was preferred, but not required. I was thinking about offering these as well, but I'm not NPIP certified and not sure I can afford any big expenses.

I'm really not planning on a large operation. Just selling a few extras now and then. But I don't want to get caught doing something illegal.

post #10 of 17

depends on your state - without a permit I can sell direct to people, but can't sell to stores etc for resale - most states let you sell direct with out a permit I think, but you should check locally.

currently enslaved to 10 cats and about 65 chickens, including EE's, BO's, WS's, SS, BR's, GLW's, SLW's, RSL's, GC, DB's, BSL's, RIR's, and a few others...(don't know quite know how that happened...) (yeah - I definately jump in with both feet) - got that coop built and got the shingles on, finally.
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currently enslaved to 10 cats and about 65 chickens, including EE's, BO's, WS's, SS, BR's, GLW's, SLW's, RSL's, GC, DB's, BSL's, RIR's, and a few others...(don't know quite know how that happened...) (yeah - I definately jump in with both feet) - got that coop built and got the shingles on, finally.
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