So last December I had my flock tested and paid for my NPIP certification and I am A.I. Monitored. I was excited that I could offer shipping of day old chicks or older birds. Well, I can't. I mean, I can, but my Post Master said No. She said I have to be a Hatchery - that individual breeders cannot ship chicks or adult birds through the Postal service. They are only allowed to accept delivery of chicks from a licensed hatchery, not individual breeders. I was a bit stumped. I even explained I had paid to become NPIP Certified so that it would be legal for me to ship. And I KNOW other people ship, right? Not just the big commercial hatcheries, but small, NPIP Certified breeders - and lots of members here have shipped. So she at first was very adamant, but then she said, "Well, I'll look in to it, but I still don't think it will be allowed." So I'm disappointed. I had hoped to have this all arranged with her, and get my set up ready, so that when I renew my NPIP for next year, I could start shipping chicks in 2011. Does anyone have any advice or know where I can get the regulations on shipping chicks to show to my post mistress??? Thanks!