Import/Export hatching-eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by WhiteCrestedBlack, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. WhiteCrestedBlack

    WhiteCrestedBlack Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello at all,

    I have one question:

    Does anybody have an idea of import/export eggs from the USA to europe?

    Here in europe he haven´t showgirlsilkies, but I want to have them. I would be no problem to create them, but I want to have "originals" from the USA.
    Can anybody tell me something about the export rules from the USA?

    Is it possible to bring eggs or chickens from the USA to germany legal?

    Thanks for your replies


    greets


    Philipp
     
  2. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My the time you got the eggs, they would be no good for anything. The cost would be a king's ransom. I have relatives the live in the Netherlands and was going to have them send me some eggs I wanted. After checking with the customs department, I found out the eggs would not reach me for 4 to 6 months at a cost of about $1200 US for each dozen eggs. To rich for my blood.
    The place to start is with the U S Customs. They will supply you with all the regulations.
     
  3. NatalieB

    NatalieB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    12 hundred dollars??? Really???? WOW that is insane. Yikes! [​IMG]
     
  4. lemurchaser

    lemurchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your best bet would probably be a trio of adults. They'll have a long quarantine, but it would probably be easier. Still is going to be VERY expensive.
     
  5. gvntofly05

    gvntofly05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last I checked here in the US for importing adult birds it's anywhere from $1000-$1500 per bird when all is said and done and they have to stay at a USDA quarantine facility for 30 days.
     
  6. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    I don't know about leaving the U S going overseas. Some get around customs by having the eggs shipped to our northern friends, then bring them back via car. All that was pre 9-11, I don't know how that would work now. Still that is going the wrong way for you. Yes, it cost BIG BUCKS to bring birds into the states. Or an animal for that matter.
     
  7. WhiteCrestedBlack

    WhiteCrestedBlack Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh, thanks a lot for your replies!

    But how is it with export eggs?
    Is it allowed to take them with you in the plane?

    And does anybody know how it is to bring them to europe?




    greets
     
  8. me and my marans

    me and my marans Out Of The Brooder

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    I think mcmurry hatchery sends new bloodlines to northern ireland every year but it is expensive!
    I think its to late to order them now as the shipment is full.
     
  9. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Some people have said they have purchased eggs at shows and flown home with them on the plane. I can't imagine it working after the underwear bomber, but stranger things have happened. But I have bad luck with the TSA. I ALWAYS get pulled out of line and have extra precautions taken, like being patted down, having to remove the underwire from my bra, having to drink from my water bottle to prove it wasn't an incendiary device, etc. You can't believe the people who walk right on thru ahead of me until they spot me, the old lady most likely to bring down an airplane with a bottle of H2O! [​IMG]

    Good luck!

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  10. lemurchaser

    lemurchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would just like to say that the Quarantines are in place for a reason. Is there a way to get around them? Probably. Should you? NO!!

    Diseases can be transported with the eggs and foreign diseases can decimate populations. And all in the name of getting a novelty chicken. Going through the right channels may be cost prohibitive, but they are protecting all of our chickens!
     

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