Selling Live Poultry or Hatching Eggs
You must have a permit to sell live poultry or hatching eggs in Maryland. The only exceptions are poultry sold for immediate slaughter or at an approved auction market.
How to get your license?
Obtaining the License
Steps, requirements and documents
Please note: There are testing requirements, sanitation requirements, and record-keeping requirements for selling live poultry or hatching eggs. The objective of this permit is to prevent the spread of poultry diseases. If you do not wish to obtain a permit to sell live poultry or hatching eggs, you are free to sell poultry at any livestock auction in Maryland.
List of general requirements