Virginia not allowing birds to be shipped in?

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by middlebrook, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. middlebrook

    middlebrook New Egg

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    This is my first post on this site so i hope I placed this in the right section. We ordered some chickens/turkeys from Cackle and was informed that they are no longer shipping to Virginia as the state is demanding more tests than they can do. Has anyone else in VA had this problem. I'm sick of big brother knowing whats best for me and my family
     
  2. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Another option is to buy locally from reliable stock.
    Do you have an ag supply outlet, co-op, feed store, TSC carrying chicks?
     
  4. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    The Virginia law says that hatching eggs and poultry must be NPIP certified to enter the State and also by verified MG free, so everyone Cackle hatchery is not MG free.

    If you buy chicks or started birds from them, you could be bringing MG onto your farm.

    http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/animals/pdf/2vac5.140.pdf

    pages 7 & 8 pertain to poultry
     
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  5. the_eagle69

    the_eagle69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hear this every year that no chicks will be shiped in its not true i have one order already in and 2 more on the way. I do agree that it may be from certen hatcherys that are not alowed in and if they wont let thelm in we dont want thelm. They may not know what is best for you or your family but it is not thelm they are looking out for its your nabiors flock they are whatching out for and maybe even mine.
     

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