Hatching eggs and all poultry under five (5) months of age including baby chicks, started chicks, turkey poults, and other newly hatched domestic poultry except those intended for immediate slaughter which may be imported into the state under permit issued by the Division of Animal Health of the Office of State Veterinarian, and sold or offered for sale in this state, shall have originated from flocks that meet the pullorum requirements of the National Poultry Improvement Plan or other USDA-administered plan, and the regulations promulgated by authority of KRS 257.370 to 257.460 for the control and eradication of pullorum disease. Nothing in KRS 257.370 to 257.460, however, shall require any hatchery, dealer, or flock owner to participate in the National Poultry Improvement Plan.
Effective: June 20, 2005

Terms Used In Kentucky Statutes 257.400

  • Animal: includes every warm-blooded living creature except a human being. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Domestic: when applied to a corporation, partnership, business trust, or limited liability company, means all those incorporated or formed by authority of this state. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Owner: means any person owning or leasing from another, or having in charge any domestic animal. See Kentucky Statutes 257.010
  • Poultry: means chickens, ducks, turkeys, or other domestic fowl being raised or kept on any premises in the Commonwealth. See Kentucky Statutes 257.010
  • State: when applied to a part of the United States, includes territories, outlying possessions, and the District of Columbia. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010

History: Amended 2005 Ky. Acts ch. 115, sec. 3, effective June 20, 2005. — Amended
2002 Ky. Acts ch. 49, sec. 12, effective July 15, 2002. — Created 1948 Ky. Acts ch.
165, sec. 4.