importing hatching eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LocoPollo, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. LocoPollo

    LocoPollo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone any experience importing hatching eggs? I have done a little research adn it seems that one needs a permit and the sender needs a vet statement. Is there anything else? Thanks!
     
  2. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    I guess it depends from where you get them. I dont think they will let you import european egs right now. THey already have the deadly bird flu there. A duck hatchery near where i grew up lost 365.000 birds, yes over threehundertfiftythousand birds.
     
  3. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It depends where they are being imported from. If it's the UK, they cannot come from Suffolk or Norfolk.

    The biggest hurdle appears to be the vet inspection, and the USDA regulations once the eggs arrive.

    Has anyone else had the radio messages from the USDA lately? All kinds of warnings about egg smuggling and reporting smugglers, game thief style [​IMG]
     
  4. LocoPollo

    LocoPollo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What is game thief style?
     
  5. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Like Operation Game Thief; report a poacher (or in this case smuggler) and they'll send a reward.
     
  6. LocoPollo

    LocoPollo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw a pic somewhere of a guy that tried to smuggle them by sewing them into his shirt. it didnt work lol
     
  7. LocoPollo

    LocoPollo Chillin' With My Peeps

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