do you have to a license to ship eggs

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by Jennings Gamefowl, May 10, 2009.

  1. Jennings Gamefowl

    Jennings Gamefowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do you have to a license to ship eggs and if so where do you get one??? also do you need one to ship chicks and birds??
     
  2. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    MI
    sort of kind of maybe. Depends on what kind, and where you live exactly.
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    There is no such license. Every state has its own import requirements. If you want to ship to a state, check that state's Department of Agriculture website for import regulations. Health certificate and/or NPIP certification may be required.
     
  4. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    MI
    Not exactly......... In michigan you have to get a license or permit from the DNR in order to "propagate, sell or distribute" any part of the bird, live or otherwise, eggs etc. You don't need a license if it is less than 12 birds for personal use, but over that............. Oh btw, coturnix are exempt in michigan because they are a non-native non invasive species.

    For chickens, you may need the AI check on your flock like you said. There is another bill running through the house that would prevent those of us with backyard flocks of chickens from selling our eggs in farmers markets regardless......
     
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  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    I can see how a state can regulate intrastate sales/distribution, but I don't think they can legally regulate sales that are strictly interstate.
     

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