Do you have to have a licience to be a hatchery

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Tikkajazz94, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. Do you have to have a licience to be a hatchery?
  2. Arklady

    Arklady Songster

    Jan 30, 2007
    If your going to sell to the public you need to have a commercial liscence to operate a business. Buying and selling.

    Many of us on here hatch, we buy and sell chicks and hatching eggs on a regular basis but we generally don't make enough money at it to concern the government or other interested officials who are concerned with tax collection.

    If your goal it to be like Ideal or McMurry then yes you need one.

  3. The pubic yes,
    That big no, I would like to have a room full business!
    would I still need a one?

    the evil M
  4. professor-yellow

    professor-yellow Songster

    Mar 23, 2008
    Check your State regul;ations for selling eggs, or chicks. they differ from State to State. Check with the State Department of Agriculture.
  5. I cannot, I live in Canada!!!!!!!![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
  6. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Ho ho ho. How silly of us not to be telepathic [​IMG]

    So check with the Alberta Ministry of Agriculture, or whatever the exact wording of their title is.

    Many (at least) provinces have regulations as to how many eggs or chicks you can sell per year without having to have an, I dunno, license or whatever it is. Couldn't offhand tell you about ALberta specifically.

  7. championny

    championny Songster

    Mar 21, 2008
    Saint Johns, AZ
    Someday I hope to I have full time hatchery like that. We need more competition and service options out there. hint hint [​IMG] [​IMG]
  8. So do I need one for being a backyard hatchery, like being a neighborhood hatchery or is it good to have one?
  9. championny

    championny Songster

    Mar 21, 2008
    Saint Johns, AZ
    Most people can sell their own chicks on a small scale without needing a license. However, if you are talking about shipping chicks and offering many varieties, you need to contact you government for information. it's better to be safe then sorry.
  10. No I mean like a neighborhood one!

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