Selling eggs/meat?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Bettacreek, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 7, 2009
    Central Pennsyltucky
    I'm wondering what all legalities there are to selling meat and eggs. I'd love to produce a few meat birds, then trade them off for other things that we need, but I'm half afraid to do anything like this with the way everyone is sue happy and everything. I'd love to be able to sell processed meat, because this would probably sell/trade faster than a live bird that someone else has to process, but I know that the closer you get to the end product, the more regulations there are going to be. Any advice?
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    It all depends on your local laws. I can sell eggs at the local farmer's market, but I have to sell them as fertile hatching eggs, not eating eggs [​IMG]
  3. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

    Jul 18, 2008
    Indiana, Pennsylvania
    All I know is that for eggs, you have to sell like a TON of eggs a year to even need a license for selling eggs for eating.

    And that for meat, I know that not all butchers have to be licensed. I thougth all butchers had to be. But heres how it works. Nonlicensed butchers are those who get meat brougth to them to butcher... the person who brings it owns the animal that's being butchered. A butcher that HAS to be licensed is one who butchers any animal and then resells the meat to's that process that requires inspecitons and licensing for human consumption. Animal consuumption may be different though...I was going to sell and may stil sell quail and chicken for raw meat fed dogs and cats there IS a big market for that.

    SO I think that you could get around needing legalities if people BUY the live birds and THEN you butcher those specific birds for the person to then pick up. AKA they pay for their birds live and then have you butcher them. Im not sure if that'd be a true loophole but it could be! [​IMG]
  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    Quote:About the same here, you dont need your meat inspected. If you sell it you do.

    Where I get my chickens butcher, you can get them inspected at no extra charge. But only one day a week when inspecter is there.
  5. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    Check the ag portion of your state's website. It varies from state to state, and loopholes can usually be exploited, I mean, found.
    I can sell eggs to anyone I want, but only direct to consumers. Meaning not to others to sell again.
    At least that's my understanding of Oregon's convoluted ag laws.

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