Department of Agriculture causing me a nervous breakdown

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  1. ca

    ca Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Stupid me I decided to import some eggs from Europe. Getting all the tests done and cooperation of the farmer over there was - although prohibitively expensive - a breeze!
    The Department of Ag on the other hand is giving me a fit! By now I know half the staff personally over there and have a permit which now needs to be ammended... Steep learning curve. And more expensive than a semester worth of 3 credits at a community college. Why did I ever get myself into this mess??? [​IMG]
    Hope the cutsies are worth it - if they ever get here and don't get stuck in some random red tape! [​IMG]
    Well at least I have a permit to hang on my wall. [​IMG] Even if the eggs never make it...
     
  2. carolinagirl58

    carolinagirl58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I gotta know....what kind of critter is inside the eggs?
     
  3. Chickengal505

    Chickengal505 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    same here, watcha hatching ca ?
     
  4. ca

    ca Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well,
    the plan is to get some Sulmtalers [​IMG] [​IMG] Standard size that is. They just don't seem to be available around here.
    But until I actually pile the eggs in the bator I am just living a dream (Nightmare [​IMG])...
     
  5. Chickengal505

    Chickengal505 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well,
    the plan is to get some Sulmtalers [​IMG] [​IMG] Standard size that is. They just don't seem to be available around here.
    But until I actually pile the eggs in the bator I am just living a dream (Nightmare [​IMG])...

    Your going through all that crap for something that looks like a chicken? (kidding) Get one of these.... [​IMG]



    [​IMG]


    look at the itty bitty striped baby [​IMG]
     
  6. ca

    ca Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well,
    the plan is to get some Sulmtalers [​IMG] [​IMG] Standard size that is. They just don't seem to be available around here.
    But until I actually pile the eggs in the bator I am just living a dream (Nightmare [​IMG])...

    Your going through all that crap for something that looks like a chicken? (kidding) Get one of these.... [​IMG]



    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/46573_cassowary.jpg


    look at the itty bitty striped baby [​IMG]

    Well, well, not too shabby! Let me know if you need any tips for importing [​IMG]. I should change my title to "importexpert". Or just simply "way crazy!" (hindsight is always a full fraction)
     
  7. ca

    ca Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK I should take some of the whining back. They were really nice today over at USDA! Just hoping now that all the paperwork is in order (I am not a lawyer and have a hard time deciphering some of their requirements) and that the guys/gals at the inspection port are nice too!.

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. KristyHall

    KristyHall Overrun With Chickens

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    let us know how it turns out


    sooooo, after looking up Sulmtalers I have decided those birds might be nice to add to the flock. anyone in the us raise them?

    hint hint
     
  9. ca

    ca Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:IF this all actually works out I should have some chicks and eggs available next spring [​IMG]. But I remain skeptical until they hatch. What a trip for the poor eggies. And then USDA might decide to keep them quarantined for a while... who knows. This is worse than when we were building a house [​IMG].
     
  10. ca

    ca Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I take it all back! USDA has been wonderful. They have some really great nice people working there! Thanks Dr. Cooper, Dr. Bulaga, and Dr. Bolton!
    The eggs made it through USDA and Customs and are on the way here where the bators are waiting.
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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