wanting to legally sell live birds in wv where do I start?

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by mymoneypit, Jan 14, 2017.

  1. mymoneypit

    mymoneypit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Threatening to start raising specialty breeds on a larger scale. Wondering how to find out more, everything I found on Google was for meat birds and farm eggs but I'm thinking more along the lines of raising and selling silkies and polish... Not meat breeds.
     
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Contact your Department of Agriculture:

    http://www.agriculture.wv.gov/divisions/Pages/default.aspx

    If your not NPIP certified I'm sure they will tell you to become NPIP certified then you'll need to adhere to any minimum sale limits and so on. For instance in Vermont you should'nt sell less than six birds in any one sale if less than five weeks old.
     
  3. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    Hi,
    Maybe not NPIP of you are not selling across state lines. I have sneaking suspicion that WV Poultry selling laws may be easy to follow. Much rural country there and much respect for rural and farming ways. Also, NPIP is voluntary. If not NPIP and want to sell across State lines then all you need is a vet USDA health certificate for each bird just like you would get if shipping a puppy to new owners. The buyer pays for the certificate.
    Here in PA the Commonwealth has added so many sundry regulations to NPIP that it is very expensive and much paperwork to get NPIP here. Much easier to get USDA Health Cert for each bird if shipping across Commonwealth lines. NPIP not required in PA to breed or sell or show inside the Commonwealth. No NPIP required to sell eggs across State lines, only live birds.
    Best,
    Karen
     
  4. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    here's a bunch of stuff and contacts. Best idea is to check with West Virginia BYC thread.
    Best,
    Karen



    http://www.agriculture.wv.gov/divisions/animalhealth/Documents/WV_Import_Regs.pdf
    importing poultry to WV Page 5 of 7.
    http://anr.ext.wvu.edu/sustainable-ag/sare/poultry-resource-guide
    Egg Laws by State
    http://nerous.org/state-laws-regulations/egg-laws-by-state/

    http://www.legis.state.wv.us/WVCODE/Code.cfm?chap=19&art=10A#10A
    ยง19-20-14. Dog killing, wounding or worrying livestock or poultry -- Recovery of damages.
    If any dog has killed or assisted in killing, wounding or worrying any sheep, lambs, goats, kids, calves, cattle, swine, show or breeding rabbits, horses, colts or poultry out of the enclosure of the owner of the dog, the owner or keeper of the dog shall be liable for the sheep, lambs, goats, kids, calves, cattle, swine, show or breeding rabbits, horses, colts or poultry in the amount of the damages sustained, to be recovered in an action before any court or magistrate having jurisdiction of the action. It shall not be necessary to sustain the action to prove that the owner of the dog knew the dog was accustomed to worrying, killing or wounding. A recovery under this section shall bar and preclude the owner of the sheep, lambs, goats, kids, calves, cattle, swine, show or breeding rabbits, horses, colts or poultry from obtaining compensation from the county commission under the provisions of this article. If the person suffering the loss or damage cannot ascertain the owner or keeper of the dog, or if the owner or keeper is not financially responsible, then the person suffering the loss or damage may file his claim with and prove the same before the county commission of the county in which the loss or damage is sustained, in the manner provided in this article, and the commission shall pay the loss or damage out of the fund provided for such purposes and according to the provisions of this article. When compensation is so obtained from the county commission, the county commission is authorized to sue under this section and recover as the owner of the sheep, lambs, goats, kids, calves, cattle, swine, show or breeding rabbits, horses, colts or poultry. The amount so recovered shall be paid into the county treasury; but no suit shall be commenced unless authorized by the county commission.
    http://search.wvlegislature.gov/sea...WV_Legislature&proxystylesheet=WV_Legislature
     
  5. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    4 BYC threads on West Virginia:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/69349/west-virginia
    Replies: 75 | Started: Jul 5, 2008 | Last Post: Nov 4, 2016 at 9:00 am

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/172831/west-virginia-anyone
    Replies: 177 | Started: Apr 29, 2009 | Last Post: Jan 5, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/853825/west-virginia-flock-talk
    Replies: 59 | Started: Feb 6, 2014 | Last Post: Mar 13, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/172/west-virginia-panhandle
    Replies: 73 | Started: Jan 20, 2007 | Last Post: Aug 8, 2014 at 9:26 am
     
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    Beekissed True BYC Addict

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    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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