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Welcome to NCFarmID Small Flock Registration

Backyard poultry farmers must register with the state program only to aid in the state's preparation for a possible highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak.

Click here for the online registration form
A printed version is also available.

Information gathered through registration will be used solely for animal health purposes and is confidential pursuant to N.C. General Statute §106-24.1. This critical data will provide animal health officials with necessary contact information in case of an animal health concern and help identify animals and premises that may have been affected.

If your flock is in the National Poultry Improvement Plan, you do not need to register again.

For more info on highly pathogenic avian influenza, visit our avian flu pages.


Is this a license to keep birds?
No. This is simply a registration so that we can communicate with you, and in case of an outbreak, we want to be able to see how many birds are at risk in the general vicinity to help us make informed decisions.

Will you come and inspect my property?
No. We will not do an inspection first before completing your registration.

Will I need an NCFarmID number to buy feed for my birds?
No. Nothing will change in regards to your ability to care for your flock.

How much does it cost?
Registration is free. All we ask is a few minutes of your time to register.

Will you pass my information to the local authorities?
No, we will not give your information to the local authorities. This information is confidential and to be used for animal health purposes in relation to dealing with highly pathogenic avian influenza.

NCDA&CS Veterinary Division, Dr. R. Douglas Meckes - State Veterinarian
Mailing Address: 1030 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1030
Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: (919) 707-3250 Fax: (919) 733-2277

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