Shipping overseas

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Larkspur88, May 13, 2011.

  1. Larkspur88

    Larkspur88 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2011
    South Carolina
    Is it possible to fly birds overseas? I'm such curious. My husband and I are military and we won't be moving for a year or two at the most. However, if it comes to it and say we get orders to Germany or somewhere in the uk will the airlines let us ship two chickens if I decide at the time I have two favorites? And are there extreme restrictions like quarantines that mammals undergo or a ton of paperwork? Just curious!
  2. ParadiseFoundFarm

    ParadiseFoundFarm Goddess of Good Things

    Jul 6, 2010
    Joliet, IL
    Yes, it is possible.
    Start now!
    Call your state's Dept of Ag. Bureau of animal health and Welfare.
    You will need to get your farm certified NPIP first.
    Then you will have to get the UsDept of Ag to certify you.
    This involves having an approved vet come to your farm and test soils, housing and birds again. This is costly and takes a long time to get them to do it.
    Then the vet will be able to make export papers for you. Only the vet can do this.
    Good Luck
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    It will also depend upon requirements in the country you get transferred to. Sometimes there are loopholes for military families, but I suspect the expense and hassle will not be worth it. Sorry to be negative, but most countries have very strict rules about export/import of avians.

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