Class Code: 0034

Per NCCI's Scopes Code Description:

Code 0034 applies to all acreage or facilities devoted to raising poultry, turkeys, squabs and eggs for consumption and breeding purposes. Such operations are of a custodial nature and include sheltering, feeding, watering and cleaning pens or cages. Also included are insureds performing a single process such as egg processing and hatchery operations as well as debeaking, caponizing, vaccinating, and the production of feed if not performed by an individually insured entity. Operations conducted in the raising of birds and insects (crickets, worms) for sale or for the sale of their products are contemplated by Code 0034 since such operations are of a custodial nature.

Apiaries are places where bees are raised and maintained for their honey; aviaries are enclosures for keeping birds confined. The operation of apiaries or aviaries is contemplated by Code 0034.

Ostrich farms are assigned to Code 0034 by analogy.

Poultry sexers have been reclassified from Code 0034 to Code 8831—Hospital—Veterinary as it is felt that poultry sexers are not in the business of operating a poultry farm but instead have duties more analogous to those of a veterinary. This change is effective on new and renewal policies effective July 1, 1996 and thereafter.

In Virginia, poultry sexers were assigned to Code 8831 prior to this national change.

Refer to Code 8018 for insureds in the business of incubating and shipping day-old chicks.

Chicken catchers are insureds engaged in the business of going to chicken farms owned by others for the express purpose of catching or “rounding up” chickens as directed by the owner of the farm. These risks are classified by analogy to Code 0034 as these risks do not engage in professional duties (e.g., chicken sexing), which would qualify them for Code 8831.

State Addendum
Massachusetts Refer to Code 0034 for insureds in the business of incubating and shipping day-old chicks.

Rate per $100. of Renumeration: $ 3.53

Construction Exemption Required: No