Shipping hatching eggs outside of lower 48. Against the law???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by harvestalaska, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. harvestalaska

    harvestalaska New Egg

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    Many sellers on the E-bay told me that sending hatching eggs to Alaska is against the law [​IMG] (or [​IMG] ) I have tried to google this law, but did not find anything. I would appreciate if someone will post a link to this "law".
    Thanks a lot
     
  2. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Well, I've done plenty of it, with 'hatching eggs' written allllllll over the box, so if it's illegal, no one's looking.
     
  3. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Also, it's not any more expensive to ship up there- worked just fine as far as hatches, too, with over 75% hatch rate- I assume the handling isn't any different.
     
  4. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We here in Alaska mostly get screwed by paying ridiculous postal fees, and it taking a long time. This is probably why someone told you this, so you wouldn't bother them. Buy from the folks on here [​IMG]
     
  5. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Shipping to Alaska is legal, just takes longer.

    Shipping to Hawaii is illegal if you don't have all import papers.
     
  6. harvestalaska

    harvestalaska New Egg

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    It is the same rate if using USPS flat rate boxes. I was just confused how people "want it to be the law" without any proof [​IMG] I guess Foucault was right [​IMG]
     
  7. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Folks just don't want to go any extra length if they don't have to...even though in this case, there is none!

    One gal I shipped to up there bought tons of extra eggs and I sent a huge flat rate packed to the gills- she was tickled, and now I know why! What a pain to have to convince folks you can receive eggs!
     

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