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Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by secuono, Feb 4, 2011.
yeah, they didn't ship last year either. Something about a new law passed by VA.
I don't know about Cackle, but Ideal in Texas doesn't ship here. I already tried last year. Apparently Va. has some really strict laws governing live birds coming into the state.
Quote:LOL..calm down. There are lots of other hatcheries to get them from that will and can ship to VA.
I think it's because Virginia makes everyone have testing proof for being negative for some of the mycoplasma groups (MS and MG ?) which is expensive to test for, and Cackle reportedly gets some eggs from flocks that are from local breeders.
I got a letter from Virgina last year, pretty sure I shared it with d'angelo.
Yes, they require testing for Pullorum as all do, but then also the MG, MS, AI, also require vet heath certificates (even for eggs) and a state import permit for all shipments of eggs to adults coming into the state. The only state harder to get stuff into is Hawaii. I doubt seriously many hatcheries at all will comply with all those rules just to ship to one state, it's really stupid. In their letter, they did say they were considering dropping the MG and MS test requirements, as that was all I was missing on mine. But they did say a second offense would be a class 1 misdemeanor. A very rudely worded letter actually from a state office. I got letters from several other states (as about half now require import permits to verify the NPIP Status of a shipper) All were very polite and well worded. And told you all that was needed. NOT VIRGINIA! They basically dare you to do it again. So all be warned on it, you have to have all that stuff to ship there, or else.
Quote:Yes, you did. I just couldn't remember who I had gotten the info. from and didn't want to just give a name and be wrong. lol..
Probably should not share this but I know folks who live on the state line they get them shipped to NC and drive them home ( VA.)
Quote:So eggs cant be shipped to virginia either ? What about if they were in unmarked boxes as a lot of them are ? They wouldnt know unless they were Xrayed and that would kill the embryos then so either way it doesnt work if thats the case.