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Title: Poultry Hatchery and Breeding Flock Permits
Alternate Title: Hold
Description: Hatchery and breeding flock facilities in Minnesota are required to be permitted with the Minnesota Board of Animal Health (BAH)
Subject: Poultry
Creation Date: 9/11/2008 2:16:17 PM
Modification Date: 9/24/2019 11:05:18 AM
Agency Name: Animal Health (BAH), Minnesota Board of
Agency URL:
Agency Description: The Minnesota Board of Animal Health's responsibilities include protecting the health of domestic animals of the state.
Agency Phone: 651-296-2942
Agency Fax: 651-296-7417
Agency URL:
Agency Address:
625 Robert Street North

St. Paul
Unit Name: Poultry Hatchery Permits
Unit URL:
Unit Description:
Unit Phone: 320-231-5170
Unit Fax: Contact person(s):
Unit URL:
Unit Address:
622 Business Hwy 71 N.E., P.O. Box 126

Audience: Hold Application URL:
Renewal URL:
Versa URL:

Obtaining or renewing a permit takes three steps:

File an application with the Board

  • The application gathers information about the facility that includes the types of poultry, hatchery capacity, sources of birds, and planned activities.
  • See WEGBY Hatchery/Breeding Flock Facility Application or call the Minnesota Poultry Testing Laboratory (MPTL).

Complete the following test requirements

  • All hatcheries and breeding flocks must be classified as Salmonella Pullorum-Typhoid (P-T) Clean. This can be accomplished by testing the breeder flock or by submitting samples to the MPTL in order to qualify as P-T Clean per NPIP Provisions.
  • Turkey hatcheries and breeding flocks must also test for Mycoplasma gallisepticum (MG) and Mycoplasma synoviae (MS) and be classified as MG or MS Clean.
  • Commercial hatcheries and breeding flocks may have additional requirements.

Allow inspections by a Board representative

  • Key components of the inspection include reasonably clean and sanitary conditions, identification of hatching eggs and baby poultry and sales records to ensure proper traceability.

When all the requirements have been met and the permit has been approved, a Hatchery Permit Card will be issued which can be used at community sales and exhibitions to assure customers, managers, and other participants that poultry are tested and healthy according to Board standards. Permitted hatcheries and breeding flock facilities also qualify to be listed as an NPIP participant.

See: Salmonella Poster

Rules: 1721.0270 - .0360

Statutes: 35.03


WEGBY Hatchery/Breeding Flock Facility Application

All application forms are available at Hatcheries and Breeding Flock Facilities


No fee.

Period of Issuance:

January 1 - December 31

Length of Determination: 1 - 14 days once all requirements have been met.
Other Info:
Activity: Animals
License Detail URL:

Hatcheries and Breeding Flock Facilities


Minnesota Board of Animal Health

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