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egg license?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BrackenFarms, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. BrackenFarms

    BrackenFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in South Carolina do i need a permit or license to sell eggs
     
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    My guess is that you'll need it in any state if you're selling at a farmers market. Selling from your home/farm may be another story. If you're selling to friends then you won't *need* a license.

    I know someone who sells at a farmers market. He needs a license and is subject to periodic un-announced visits from the state ag office.
     
  3. Montana-Hens

    Montana-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Someone out here should be able to point you in the right directionfor SC. Or for the skinny from the source visit your state department of ag page.

    Here in Montana we small folks are exempt from licensing... this is directly from our department of ag page about licensing!!

    A person buying, selling, or dealing in eggs, a major portion of which are produced by the person's own fowl, or in amounts less than an average of 25 cases per month, is exempt from the requirements of this section.

    So if you are doing a few dozen or even a small farmers market you are ok in Montana.
     
  4. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

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    Contact your state department of Agriculture. They'll be happy to send you a copy of the rules & regs involved in selling eggs.

    In TN, I don't need a permit to sell the eggs my flock produces if I'm selling directly to the public. There were no restrictions on the location of the sales, though some states may only give that exception to those who do all their sales directly on their farm. Every state will be different.
     
  5. donnaIL

    donnaIL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check with your USDA extension office, they will send you the info. I contacted IL and if you sell from your farm you don't have to do anything. If you deliver eggs it is $15 yr, licenses run Jun to Jun there is some kind of limit..its alot like 3000 cases..If you want to sell at farmer market or though a store you have to have a commercial license.
     
  6. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    I believe in wisc only if you sell to a restaurant or bakery or any place the eggs will be cooked and resold..

    this is one of those situations where you keep a low profile and don't ask..
     
  7. BrackenFarms

    BrackenFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    jvls you have my kind of thinking haha thanks to all for all of the good info
     
  8. agirly4chicks

    agirly4chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know the rules for Georgia? If not I can contact the state office.
     
  9. Kim_NC

    Kim_NC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here in NC you can sell up to 30 dozen per week before being required to have a license. For selling hatching eggs or chicks you need a license, $10 each, runs from June to June.

    The SC Egg Law is posted on this page. :

    http://www.scstatehouse.gov/code/t39c039.htm
     
  10. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    I am sure that in any state there is a license required for anything that you would inquire about.. and if there is no license required, I'm sure if you give them ten minutes, they could come up with one..
     

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