Is it legal to export pet chicken to another country?

My uncle has chickens as pets (yes pet!), and unfortunately lives in a country where cochins are not to be found. I wanted to send him a pair of cochins as a pet, but I am hesitant, because I’ve googled and nothing’s seemed to have any info…

No. No chickens, no eggs, nothing related to living chickens at all can be exported out of nor into this country at the present time thanks to the avian bird flu breaking out all across the globe.

3 comments to Is it legal to export pet chicken to another country?

  • poutine

    I have no idea what a Cochin is, but to get anything but a cat or a dog into another country requires piles of paperwork because they are carriers of disease which can affect the host country’s animals.
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  • simbasega

    I don’t know what country he is going to but with the bird flu causing so much trouble in many places transporting birds has really gotten tough. I would suggest he look for a poultry dealer in the country he is going to. I know in this country Murray McMurray is a big poultry dealer. You can find them on line and maybe e-mail them and find out the info you are looking for or maybe they can tell you somewhere in the country your uncle is going to where he can get the chickens he is looking for.
    References :
    Raise chickens

  • north

    No. No chickens, no eggs, nothing related to living chickens at all can be exported out of nor into this country at the present time thanks to the avian bird flu breaking out all across the globe.
    References :
    http://www.aphis.usda.gov/vs/ncie/live_poultry.html