Poultry

General Information

Poultry includes, but is not limited to, chickens, guinea fowl, turkeys, waterfowl, pigeons, doves, peafowl, game birds, and hatching eggs that are under the husbandry of humans.

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Coming into Michigan from Another State (import)

No entry permit is required for interstate importation into Michigan

  1. Poultry must have an official interstate certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI) filled out by an U.S. Department of Agriculture accredited veterinarian in the animal’s state of origin.

Exception:

  • Participants in the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) may use a “Report of Sales of Hatching Eggs, Chicks and Poults” (VS 9-3 form).
  • Poultry moving directly to slaughter may move on an “Owner-shipper Statement.”
  • If prior approval is granted by the Director, poultry may move on a “Permit for Movement of Restricted Animal” (VS 1-27) form.
  1. Poultry must have a negative official test for Salmonella pullorum-typhoid within 90 days prior to importation and remain isolated from all poultry of unknown or positive Salmonella pullorum-typhoid test status. All birds, regardless of age, must be tested for Salmonella pullorum-typhoid.

Exception:

  • Originate directly from an NPIP U.S. Salmonella pullorum-typhoid clean flock and move on a VS 9-3 form.
  • Poultry moving directly to a state or federally inspected slaughter facility or through a livestock auction market for sale as slaughter poultry. 
  • Pigeons and doves are exempt from the Salmonella pullorum-typhoid test requirement for importation.
  1. Poultry vaccinated for Infectious Laryngotracheitis (ILT) may not be imported into Michigan unless permission from the Director is granted. Please contact MDARD at 800-292-3939 prior to entry.

Exception:

  • Poultry properly vaccinated against ILT with Vectormune®FP LT or Vectormune®FP LT+AE may be imported into Michigan without requiring director permission. The interstate CVI must clearly identify the type of ILT vaccine used.
  1. Check local ordinances for any further regulations or requirements that may apply.

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Exhibition (Show, fair, demonstration or display) Requirements

  1. Poultry moving within the state of Michigan for exhibition:

All poultry, regardless of age, must have a negative official test for Salmonella pullorum-typhoid within 90 days before exhibition and remain isolated from all poultry of unknown or positive Salmonella pullorum-typhoid test status.

Exception: 

  • Waterfowl, pigeons, and doves are exempt from the Salmonella pullorum-typhoid test requirement.
  • Originate directly from an National Poultry Improvement Plan U.S. pullorum-typhoid clean flock. Documentation must be presented at the exhibition.
  1. Poultry being imported from out-of-state for exhibition:
  • A completed interstate certificate of veterinary inspection meeting requirement stated above under Import Requirements.
  • All poultry must have a negative official test for Salmonella pullorum-typhoid meeting the requirements above for moving within the state for exhibition.
  1. Contact the exhibition authorities for any additional requirements.

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Moving within Michigan (intrastate)

  1. Poultry moving within the state of Michigan directly from origin to final destination location have no specific requirements for intrastate movement.
  2. Poultry moving to a temporary location within the state of Michigan such as animal shelters, rescues, auctions, swap meets, feed stores, must have a negative official test for Salmonella pullorum-typhoid within 90 days prior to movement to final destination location and remain isolated from all poultry of unknown or positive Salmonella pullom-typhoid test status. All birds, regardless of age, must be tested for Salmonella pullorum-typhoid.

    Exception:
    1. Originate directly from NPIP U.S. Salmonella pullorum-typhoid clean flock.

 

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Leaving Michigan to go to Another State (export)

Please contact the state of destination.  Contact information can be found at: http://bit.ly/StateAHO      

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International Movement

Please contact the U.S. Department of Agriculture at 517-337-4700.

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