Importing Eggs or Chicks from U.S to Canada, have you done it?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by cluckcluck42, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. cluckcluck42

    cluckcluck42 Songster

    Oct 4, 2009
    Hello all!

    I'm trying to gather information on just how to bring eggs from U.S to Canada. I would be picking up the eggs and carrying them back with me over the border.

    So far I have determined I need some kind of permit but I am at a loss as to where to get this permit and what else is required? I've contacted the appropriate government department and they copy and pasted some mumbo jumbo that I couldn't quite understand and told me to get a broker. Needless to say that was not much help!

    If you have imported eggs or chicks PLEASE let me know how it all went down!!!! I very much appreciate any replies [​IMG]

    Also I would NOT be getting them from a hatchery.

  2. knjinnm

    knjinnm Songster

    Oct 5, 2010
    Sandia Park, NM
    Have you brought or sent eggs or chicks from Canada to the U.S.?
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2011
  3. cluckcluck42

    cluckcluck42 Songster

    Oct 4, 2009
    Thanks for your reply [​IMG]

    No, I have never done that. This is my very first time importing.
  4. cluckcluck42

    cluckcluck42 Songster

    Oct 4, 2009
    Also I will update this with information that I find for anyone else trying to do this!!
  5. lotzahenz

    lotzahenz Songster

    Aug 28, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    I just read that when poultry is imported into the US, there is NO quarantine required, you just need a permit and an inspection at the border crossing by a licensed full-salaried gov. vet. The fee for quarantine is $19.00 per day (good thing it is not needed) and I am not sure if that is per bird or per coop. I did a google search for importing livestock and came up with some sites that give long, complicated explanations. Good luck and let us know how it goes. HenZ

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