Importing eggs from Australia to the USA...help!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kickinchicken, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. kickinchicken

    kickinchicken Songster

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    I am working on getting some eggs from a woman in Australia. We are both not well versed in the USDA regulations on importing eggs between these 2 countries.
    Can someone point me in the right direction to the link on the USDA site for safe countries? I am going to look today, but I am sure, like most government sites, things aren't easily found.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Kavellion

    Kavellion Chirping

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    You need to get a usda import form saying that the laying flock was inspected by a vet in that country and is free from all these chicken diseases then attach it to the shipment. Or you could just call them craft eggs (hey did I say that?).
     
  3. rockinpaints

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    Hi there, we checked into importing eggs and worked on it a couple months (you need to go to http://www.aphis.usda.gov/ and you can get all the information you need) after all the costs - vet to blood test all her chickens $1200 to $2400 - unfortunately they all have to be blood tested for transporting eggs, transport to USA (they have to arrive in at a customs port where there is a usda vet to check them like JFK) about $700 for the plane, permits here, permits there. All the cost excluding the cost of the eggs was about $5000.............Lots and lots of red tape. [​IMG]

    It can be done but it is difficult and costly. Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  4. kickinchicken

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    Wow! $7,000....mmmmm not worth it. I mean, I'd love to get these eggs but for $7,000 I can just travel around America to find them here....LOL

    Craft eggs? I like that idea. Yes, that's exactly what they are....craft eggs!
     

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