What Poultry Hatchery Registration and Approval means
All poultry hatcheries must be registered to comply with the law. This includes poultry hatcheries engaged in the production of day-old chicks, turkey poults or ducklings for the production of table birds or the replacement of laying flocks.
Poultry hatcheries that engage in export activities also require an approval issued by the Department in accordance with the Regulations.
What you must do
Only hatching eggs from poultry farms registered with the Department may be incubated at a registered poultry hatchery. To apply for a poultry registration please contact your regional veterinary office or follow the link here
for an application form
All poultry hatcheries and supply farms involved in EU trade in live poultry and hatching eggs require approval from the Department. Each consignment for export must be inspected and accompanied by the relevant health certificate. Please contact your Local Regional Veterinary Office for information relating to the approval process.
Who to contact
For further information contact your Local Regional Veterinary Office.
A list of Local Regional Veterinary Offices can be found here