Is it legal to sell eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cutlass1972, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. cutlass1972

    cutlass1972 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not having them inspected or anything. I have people at work asking to buy them. Is it technically legal for me to sell them?
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Depends on your state laws. It's legal here to sell off your own property, but you are supposed to be certified in some candling class to sell anywhere else. Folks rarely follow that here, but if they decided to crack down, they may be in trouble.
     
  3. raspeary

    raspeary Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't see why it would be. It's not like you are a store.

    I used to buy fresh eggs from one of my coworkers all the time....
     
  4. LegHorn-BusHorn

    LegHorn-BusHorn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have them to sell, then sell them. I don't have enough layers to sell eggs or I would. If people have any question as to the cleanliness. Tell them to look ay the internet and check out how they are getting their store bought eggs. They will be more than happy to buy yours. I wouldn't worry about any legalities. [​IMG]
     
  5. Picky Chicky

    Picky Chicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've always gone by the policy of it is better to ask for forgiveness, than it is to ask for permission. [​IMG]
     
  6. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

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    what state are you in? maybe someone from your own state can let you know what the local law is. I know is WV you can sell up to a certain amount before you need any kind of license (I think it was 100 dz per month, I know it was way more than I'd ever have) but if we want to get a license its around $10 and the NPIP is free.
     
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  7. Lilredhippie

    Lilredhippie Out Of The Brooder

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    Google your state's Weights and Measures with your department of agriculture. They are probably the people who set the rules.
    In Missouri, you can sell from your property and you can deliver, you just can't sell at an established place of business, so not at the farmer's market, without a license....Unless....
    You sell more than 30 dozen a week, then you must have a license. To get that an inspector comes to your house, asks to see your eggs, checks the temperature of your fridge, checks a couple of dozen to make sure they pass the clean egg rules and is supposed to crack a few to grade them. They are also supposed to check your scales to make sure they are accurate and to certify them.
    So, check your laws, most likely you are OK as long as you are not selling a whole lot of eggs or selling them at a place of business. Selling to your co-workers is delivering to your customers.
     
  8. cutlass1972

    cutlass1972 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in KY
     
  9. Chickens in Elmwood

    Chickens in Elmwood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes! This is right for WV. I don't think they really even inspect you, they just want the 10 bucks. But seriously, who is selling that many eggs???? [​IMG]
     
  10. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

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    Quote:you could try asking the question in the where am I section under the Ky thread. I would guess someone there would know your states laws. Of course you have to trust that they actually know the answer and aren't guessing?
     

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