eBay sellers still selling hatching eggs from avian flu infected areas

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by -Wirth-, Mar 29, 2017.

  1. -Wirth-

    -Wirth- Out Of The Brooder

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    I have never purchased hatching eggs on eBay, but I do occasionally look on there. The number of people still selling hatching eggs from those areas known to contain chickens with avian flu is high.
     
  2. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    Good catch. Some people seem to somehow not know that AI is in their area of there are stop movements in place, so its good for buyers to be aware (for many reasons).
     
  3. -Wirth-

    -Wirth- Out Of The Brooder

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    I could just see that as a bad way for it to spread across the country :-/
     
  4. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    Unfortunately most of those sellers are illegally shipping hatching eggs across state lines. Every state has animal import regulations and hatching eggs are considered live poultry as far as import regulations are concerned. The minimum requirement for most states is either NPIP certification or a Veterinary Certificate of Health of the flock that produced the eggs.

    (Removed dead link.)


    Buyer Beware of anything sold on eBay.
     
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  5. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    That is very true. I bought a lot of eggs via eBay last year. None were NPIP, as I recall, not that NPIP is a fail safe anyway. Just because your flock tested negative eight months ago doesn't mean it isn't infected today.

    The link above doesn't work but perhaps it was the same as this

    http://www.poultryimprovement.org/documents/StateImportRequirements.pdf

    ETA not all states require a NPIP or Vet Cert of Health. For instance here in MD you can either have one of those two things OR get the birds/eggs tested within 21 days. So that puts the responsibility on the buyer, not the seller, and the seller is not doing anything wrong.
     
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  6. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    The link I posted contained a lot more information than your link. Unfortunately the person/persons that took over the www. guineafowl.com site has killed off a lot of valuable links. They also killed off all the Frits Farm information so they can advertise their book for sale.

    Th other problem with NPIP is that Avian Influenza testing is optional. Many certified NPIP owners cannot ship to VA because VA requires additional testing such as for AI.

    I believe that you are mistaken about the import rules for Maryland.

    http://tinyurl.com/mu9vofc

    "B. Imported hatching eggs shall originate from U. S. Pullorum-Typhoid Clean or equivalent flocks. On request from the Department, NPIP Form 15 or its equivalent shall accompany shipments."
     
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  7. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    I think that information is out of date. It was updated in January of this year. http://mda.maryland.gov/Pages/AvianFlu.aspx That link says 90 days for testing and it was down to 10 days and now they've increased it again to 21 days.

    ETA I just looked at it again and that info on the APHIS site is 2009 information.

    ETA again oops I just reread the actual order and it says 10 days BEFORE they enter they need to be tested, if not NPIP-AI already. http://mda.maryland.gov/AnimalHealth/Documents/HPAI-Order-07222015.pdf
     
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  8. 6th_Happiness

    6th_Happiness Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there a map kept up to date anywhere showing where AI (and/or other infectious illnesses of concern) is active?
     
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  10. -Wirth-

    -Wirth- Out Of The Brooder

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    That refers to the initial findings in Tennessee only. There have now been 4 states with documented cases of avian influenza in chickens.
     

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