so why cant you just ship eggs from over the pond?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by key west chick, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. key west chick

    key west chick Songster

    May 31, 2008
    Gainesville, GA
    I mean, really, what happens if someone just packed up a dozen eggs really well and just shipped them over there? (or here) Not trying to be a smarty, was just wondering.

  2. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

    Jan 15, 2009
    My Coop
    Shipped them where? Outside the USA? [​IMG]
  3. centrarchid

    centrarchid Free Ranging

    Sep 19, 2009
    Holts Summit, Missouri
    Incoming eggs pose a biosecurity risk in that they could carry a disease with potential of causing economic harm to poultry producers / keepers or even our wildlife. The United States Department of Agriculture is held responsible for reducing risks associated with such imports and have a quarantine system in place to reduce likelihood of a disease being brought in via this route. Quarantine duration longer than time required to hatch eggs and is pretty pricey. Following link can describe process.

    I suspect they take improper import of animal products much more seriously than drugs since such activities can affect more than just those transporting and using said products.

    Most other countries have similar systems in place to protect their poultry industries as well.
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2010
  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    Something alot don't know....hatching eggs can carry diseases from the mother, reason hatching eggs are illegal to ship even from state to state ,unless from a NPIP tested flock.

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