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Apply for hatchery registration

If you want to run a breeding or multiplication business for domestic poultry or a hatchery, you must register with the competent authority upon application.

Important notes

Prerequisites

The following companies must be registered:

  • Hatcheries with a capacity of 1,000 eggs or more
  • Breeding and multiplication operations with 100 animals or more
If your business meets at least one of the above criteria, you must report this by submitting an application for registration to the responsible authority.

Documents required

Informal, written application for registration

Deadlines

No. However, registration must take place before starting work. It is therefore advisable to submit the application early.

Procedure & Fees

Procedure

  • You submit an informal, written application to register your business with the responsible authority.
  • The responsible authority will examine your application
  • You will receive written notification of the result of the examination.
  • When you register you will receive your own identification number.

Processing time

The processing time depends on the type and scope of the application.

Fees

No

Downloads & Links

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Service description

If you want to run a business whose activity consists of placing hatching eggs in incubators, incubating these eggs and delivering chicks, you must register with the competent authority upon application.

The following areas of activity require registration:

  • “breeding establishment”: establishment whose activity consists in the production of hatching eggs for the production of breeding chicks, reproduction chicks or chicks for use;
  • “Reproduction farm”: farm whose activity consists in the production of hatching eggs for the production of chicks for use;
  • “Hatchery”: establishments whose activity consists of placing hatching eggs in incubators, incubating these eggs and delivering chicks.
Registered companies receive an identification number.

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