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Do You Ship Eggs?

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by pips&peeps, May 21, 2009.

  1. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    I thought this would be some good information to put out as I recently received nasty letters from some of the States listed that require additional permits.

    If you ship eggs to the following States and are not NPIP certified and do not send a VS 9-3 form, then you are breaking laws:

    Alabama
    Arizona
    Arkansas
    California
    Colorado
    Connecticut
    Delaware
    Florida
    Georgia*
    Idaho
    Illinois - ??
    Indiana
    Iowa
    Kansas
    Kentucky
    Louisiana
    Maine
    Maryland
    Massachusetts
    Michigan
    Minnesota*
    Mississippi
    Missouri*
    Montana
    Nebraska*
    Nevada
    New Hampshire* ^
    New Mexico
    North Carolina
    North Dakota
    Ohio
    Oklahoma
    Pennsylvania
    South Carolina
    South Dakota*
    Tennessee
    Texas - AI clean +
    Utah - permit each shipmnt, and MG, MS, MM & AI clean
    Vermont
    Virgina* MG AI clean
    Washington
    West Virginia - ?? AI clean
    Wisconsin

    * yearly entry permit required in addition to VS 9-3
    ^ CVI on birds over 20 weeks
    ?? waiting for further information
     
  2. countrybum

    countrybum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2008
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    Never heard of such a thing and you think the Post Office would inform you that it is needed.
     
  3. verycherry

    verycherry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm confused. Why did they send YOU a nasty letter since you ARE NPIP certified? Do they just send it to everyone?

    Thanks for letting everyone know. What kind of nasty things did they say?
     
  4. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    how did "they" know to send you a letter?

    Where does that form come from?
     
  5. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    North Carolina also requires that NC sellers have a Hatching Egg Dealer license to sell eggs for hatching.
     
    Last edited: May 21, 2009
  6. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    I agree with Country Bum. Why wouldn't the PO have this list and inform you of that when you ship? Is there a fine involved if you are caught? Thank you for the tip.
     
  7. RHewitt

    RHewitt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Let me guess...I will bet there is a fee to get the permits. Always trying to get money for everything.
     
  8. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Quote:Yup. Of course! The NC Hatching Egg permit is only $10 a year.
     
  9. RHewitt

    RHewitt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Not too bad then...Thanks for the heads up!
     
  10. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Yes, I am NPIP certified, but on top of that some states require an additional entry permit.

    I have applied for a permit with MO, MN, and GA so far. These States have no charge for their permit.

    The Post Office does not "police" agricultural products, nor do they have the manpower.

    I received letters because they got their copy of my NPIP form. The State of WA finally decided to send out my forms from the past couple of years.......

    I got letters telling me I was shipping eggs/chicks/birds into their State illegally and to either get a permit or cease and desist. Virginia threatened me with misdemeanor charges, so no more shipments there.
     

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