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Have a Question about importing chicken eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pidgey104, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. pidgey104

    pidgey104 Cochins R Us

    Nov 10, 2007
    Panama City ,Florida
    I will be going to france at the end of March. is there anyway I can bring hatching eggs back with me?? Has anybody ever done this.?
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    There are a lot of regulations about importing live plants and animals, including eggs. Different pests and diseases have been imported into this country that have caused a tremendous amount of damage.

    I don't know what the requirements for legally importing live eggs are. I'd anticipate certain testing would have to be performed on the parent flock and possibly an import permit required.

    I suggest you call you county extension agent, in the phone book under county government, and chat with the agent to maybe figure out where to find out what those requirements are. It may be so restrictive it’s not practical or it may not be that hard to do. I’m sure there will be some pretty strict requirements. I’m just not sure how difficult those will be to fulfill. I’m pretty sure you can’t just visit a farm and get a dozen eggs.
     
  3. Sally Sunshine

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