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Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Tikkajazz94, Apr 19, 2008.
Do you have to have a licience to be a hatchery?
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.
The pubic yes,
That big no, I would like to have a room full business!
would I still need a one?
the evil M
Check your State regul;ations for selling eggs, or chicks. they differ from State to State. Check with the State Department of Agriculture.
I cannot, I live in Canada!!!!!!!!
Ho ho ho. How silly of us not to be telepathic
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.
Someday I hope to I have full time hatchery like that. We need more competition and service options out there. hint hint
So do I need one for being a backyard hatchery, like being a neighborhood hatchery or is it good to have one?
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.
No I mean like a neighborhood one!