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Chick Dealer


For the sale of all baby chicks (or poults, goslings, etc).

Any person, firm or corporation that buys baby chicks or turkey poults and sells or offers them for sale shall be considered a Chick Dealer.


No person, firm or corporation shall be a Chick Dealer unless a license to deal shall have been granted by the Veterinary Division. Application for such a license period shall be the fiscal year, July 1 - June 30.

All baby chicks and turkey poults produced, sold or offered for sale shall originate in flocks that meet the requirements of the national poultry improvement plan as administered by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture.

Every chick dealer or jobber shall keep such records of operation as the regulations of the Department of Agriculture may require for the proper inspection of said dealer or jobber. The records of operation shall consist of a permanent record showing date, number of chicks, number of turkey poults, and from whom purchased and shall keep similar records on all chicks and turkey poults sold in lots of 100 or more.


The license fee shall be ten dollars ($10.00) for each license period or part thereof, beginning with the first day of the fiscal year.


Animal Health Programs/Poultry
Office: (919) 707-3250, option 2 or (919) 707-3365

Application Form:

Poultry Dealer License Application form (2022 - 2023) (PDF)

Poultry Dealer License Application form (2023 - 2024) (PDF)


NCDA&CS Veterinary Division, Dr. Michael Martin - 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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