Birds

Group of chickens which are white with red combs and waddles.Below is a summary of the requirements for avian species coming into the state of Idaho.
Following only the information on this page will not guarantee that you are in compliance with Idaho's import requirements.

The various types of avian species are defined in IDAPA 02.04.21, Rules Governing the Importation of Animals. Please peruse this rule for additional information on importation, and don't hesitate to call with any questions.


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All birds imported into Idaho need a current Certificate of Veterinary Inspection.

   
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All psittacine birds that are moving to Idaho for the purpose of commercial sale require an entry permit.

   
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All poultry, ratites, and waterfowl must either originate from a certified NPIP flock and have a valid VS form 9-3 accompany them, or have negative tests for Salmonella pullorumtyphoid, Salmonella enteritidis, Mycoplasma synoviae, and Mycoplasma gallisepticum within the past 30 days.

   
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All poultry, ratite, and waterfowl hatching eggs must either originate from a certified NPIP flock and have a valid VS form 9-3 accompany them, or come from birds that have had negative tests for Salmonella pullorumtyphoid, Salmonella enteritidis, Mycoplasma synoviae, and Mycoplasma gallisepticum within the past 30 days. The parent test results must be recorded on the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection.

   
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All birds of species not covered here may be considered wildlife and/or exotic and covered by different rules. These animals would require both an Import permit from ISDA and a Wildlife permit from the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.