Hatching eggs and all poultry under five (5) months of age, including baby chicks, started chicks, turkey poults, other newly hatched domestic poultry, except those intended for immediate slaughter, that are imported into this state shall have originated in flocks that meet the pullorum requirements of the National Poultry Improvement Plan, or other USDA-administered plan, and the administrative regulations promulgated by authority of KRS 257.370 to 257.460. Every container of poultry under five (5) months of age, including baby chicks, started chicks, turkey poults, and any other newly hatched domestic poultry, except those intended for immediate slaughter, and hatching eggs imported into this state shall bear an official label or certificate showing the name and address of the importer, the authority under which the testing for pullorum disease was done, and the pullorum control and eradication class of the product, the use of the certificate or label to be approved by the official state agency or the Division of Animal Health official of the state of origin.
Effective: June 20, 2005

Terms Used In Kentucky Statutes 257.410

  • 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
  • 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. 4, effective June 20, 2005. — Amended
2002 Ky. Acts ch. 49, sec. 13, effective July 15, 2002. — Created 1948 Ky. Acts ch.
165, sec. 5.