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Q: Can I order chickens from an out-of-state hatchery like yours?


Don't worry! My Pet Chicken's hatchery handles all the state-level permits required to get the chicks safe and sound to you. So when you order from My Pet Chicken, there is nothing you will need to do with regard to state permits. Most states in the US require baby chicks and juvenile birds that ship across state lines to originate from clean hatcheries like ours, hatcheries that participate in NPIP (the National Poultry Improvement Plan). This is so that the birds will have been imported from flocks whose health is monitored. That's why My Pet Chicken's hatchery handles this stuff for you.

Can I order chickens from an out-of-state hatchery?

If you're interested to see what your state requires, you can find links to your state's regulations on the USDA's APHIS website. So feel free to have a look, but again, the state import regulations are handled by our hatchery, so there's nothing you'll need to do.

However, keep in mind that if there are other municipal, county or housing association permits you need to comply with in order to legally keep chickens in your neighborhood, complying with those is left to you. That means that just because it's legal for us to SHIP chickens to you, it doesn't follow that it's legal to keep pet chickens in your town. Additionally, shipping chickens internationally is a whole different ball game that will depend on where you're shipping them from and any export/import regulations associated with making sure you're getting healthy, disease-free stock. We don't ship eggs or chickens internationally.