Poultry Crate

Be advised that pursuant Chapter 94,  Section 152A, “No person or business entity shall engage in the business of buying, selling or transporting live poultry unless he shall have first obtained a license therefore from” the Division of Animal Health. Such license shall expire on December thirty-first in the year or part thereof in which such license was issued.” Currently there is no fee for this license.

All licensees shall keep and maintain, for a period of one-year records of each transaction as follow:

  1. Date of transport;
  2. Name of seller & address;
  3. Name of Purchaser & address;
  4. Total number of birds transported;
  5. Species of poultry bought;
  6. Species of Poultry sold; and
  7. Pullorum Certificate, the number, and the certificate expiration*

*Adult poultry** entering the Commonwealth of Massachusetts must be accompanied by proof of an NPIP approved negative test for salmonella pullorum-typhoid and an NPIP/ VS 9-3 form, issued by the state of origin. Day old chicks and hatching eggs must originate from flocks that are NPIP salmonella pullorum-typhoid negative and be accompanied by an NPIP/ VS 9-3 form issued by the state of origin.

**The definition of “Poultry” in regards to testing requirements includes chickens, turkeys, guinea fowl, and gamebirds.

All other avian species require a general health certificate for entry into the commonwealth.

If you have any questions, please call 617-626-1796.