204. Eggs for hatching and chicks.

Provision is made for the enforcement and execution of directly applicable EU marketing standards relating to eggs for hatching and farmyard poultry chicks1. A person who contravenes or fails to comply with certain EU provisions that relate to eggs for hatching and chicks2 is guilty of an offence3.

The Secretary of State or, in relation to Wales, the Welsh Ministers are designated as the competent agency responsible for the registration of establishments for the production of eggs for hatching intended for the production of grandparent stock, parent stock or utility chicks ('pedigree breeding establishments'), establishments for the production of eggs