I want to sell chicken eggs

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by mdulik, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. mdulik

    mdulik Out Of The Brooder

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    Im not sure where to start looking for the right information about selling chicken eggs. I have been selling to my neighbors for awhile now and that is not a problem. The owner of the local gas station/mini mart has asked me if I would start selling him eggs to sell in the store. I sure that I have to have some sort of permit or license to do this, but I am not sure where to start looking for the right information. Could somebody please point me in the right direction.
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    It is unlikely you need a permit to sell eggs. Usually any income under $600 a year is (usually) ignored by the government.

    If you would be doing so on a large scale, you'd need a business license, a sales/use tax license, and probably need to go through some food-regulatory inspections in your area.

    Start with your local farmer's markets and ask around. Otherwise you can call your municipality's business division and ask them.
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2010
  3. jaj121159

    jaj121159 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It depends what state you are in. FYI in Nebraska, you are required to get an "Egg Number" from the State Department of Agriculture before selling eggs. I would contact your state's Dept of Ag, or go through their web site.
     

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