Can you ship eggs overseas?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chickenzoo, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I had someone from France want some JG eggs, but I told them it would be very difficult and it might take to long to get there to even hatch, if I was able to at all.............. is it even possible? [​IMG]
  2. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    I am not sure about the legalities of shipping eggs to another country, but chances are the long arduoius trip will probably cause some serious hatching issues. If there wern't alot of $$$ involved and your hopes were not up, I would try but be prepared for marginal results at best.

  3. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    It is possible but there are all kinds of health certs involved. We get requests to ship overseas and a big % of them are scammers, we don't even respond to them.

    Steve in NC
  4. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    that's what I was thinking. I told them they might want to find someone who breeds only JG's..............
  5. gingernutranger

    gingernutranger Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2007
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2009
  6. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Ask them for money up front, a $100 deposit and mail a cashiers check to a "safe" address. Work address etc, don't give your home addy. Or do it by paypal. That always weeds the creepo's and scammers out. [​IMG]

    Steve in NC
  7. blueoval1

    blueoval1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 21, 2008
    Raleigh N.C.
    what are JG's ?
  8. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    As Steve said, you need various health certificates to legally post eggs abroad. You can't just post the eggs....well you can, but you might get in trouble.
    I'm not sure why they'd want to go to the trouble of getting Jersey Giants from US in particular. There are exhibition quality Jersey Giants in EU which they could purchase far more easily without the expense of all the paperwork.
  9. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    Quote:Jersey Giants.
  10. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Another thing to bear in mind is that there's a fairly common scam out there, where someone from Far Away expresses interest in something you have to sell (and for some reason I don't understand, pets and livestock are frequently targeted), and at some point in the process they wire you money and it turns out to be an overpayment and they say oh well keep half the difference and either wire me the other half back, or send me your bank info so I can get the other half back myself. After which, not surprisingly, it turns out their "wire" was a counterfeit and they've taken some or all of your hard-earned money.

    Not saying that's what this IS, but, be aware.

    Good luck, have fun,


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