There has been a lot of discussion amongst some of sellers and buyers regarding the shipping of eggs and birds into and out of Virginia. I just wanted to post the rules from the: VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE & CONSUMER SERVICES DIVISION OF ANIMAL & FOOD INDUSTRY SERVICES, STATE VETERINARIANS OFFICE (sorry for the caps, I cut and pasted the name so I would be sure to have it right...lol) 1. (In the case of the hatching egg) the hatching egg originates from a breeder flock that participates in and meets the requirements of the U.S. Avian Influenza Clean program of the National Poultry Improvement Plan and (in the case of the day-old chicken, day-old game bird, or day-old turkey) the hatchery from which the day-old chicken, day-old game bird, or day-old turkey originates only handles hatching eggs that originate from breeding flocks that participate in and meet the requirements of the U.S. Avian Influenza Clean program of the National Poultry Improvement Plan; and 2. The person holds a permit for such shipment from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (Permits may be obtained by calling 540/209-9120); and 3. A statement certifying that the breeder flock shipping hatching eggs and all breeder flocks supplying eggs to the hatchery shipping day-old chickens, day-old game birds, or day-old turkeys participate in and meet the requirements of the U.S. Avian Influenza Clean program of the National Poultry Improvement Plan, and the permit number shall be entered in block #10 of VS Form 9-3. So it appears that the best place to get your eggs from (if you live in VA) is from an NPIP certified breeder who also holds the permit mentioned in qualifier #2. Hope this helps some of you out there. The website that I obtained this from is... http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/animals/pdf/aiproclamation.pdf Happy Hatching everyone!