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Hatching Egg Dealer


Any person, firm or corporation that buys hatching eggs and sells or offers them for sale shall be considered a Hatching Egg Dealer.

Applicable only if more than 250 hatching eggs per month are being sold.

For the sale of Table Eggs, please notify:

  • Food and Drug Protection at (919) 733-7366
  • Meat and Poultry Inspection at (919) 707-3180


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

All hatching eggs 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 hatching egg dealer shall keep such records of operation as the regulations of the Department of Agriculture may require for the proper inspection of said dealer.


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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