The Texas A&M AgriLife Poultry Extension Unit can supply day-old broiler chicks for youth livestock shows within the state of Texas. These are straight-run, commercial-type broiler chickens suitable for youth market broiler and roaster shows. We recommend you order your chicks so that broilers are approximately 6 weeks of age at show time and roasters are 8 to 10 weeks old at show time. All chicks are sourced from NPIP (National Poultry Improvement Plan) certified hatcheries and are Pullorum and Typhoid-free.
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We DO NOT sell chicks to individuals outside of Texas.
We DO NOT mail chicks. Chicks will be coming in 50 count boxes with 25 chicks per section. All chicks must be picked up in College Station, Texas at the Poultry Science Research, Teaching and Extension Center (map to farm with address) on Tuesdays only through March 31, 2017. Chicks may be picked up anytime after 8 am on the designated pick-up day. STARTING APRIL 1, 2017 – BIRD PICK UP DAYS WILL BE THURSDAYS ONLY.
Broiler chicks ordered through this system are the responsibility of contact person placing the order. We do not track wing band numbers for these birds. Broiler chicks ordered through this system are NOT eligible for the Houston, San Antonio, Rodeo Austin or State Fair of Texas market broiler shows. Once payment is received for the order, it can NOT be refunded. Orders are due at least 4 weeks before the requested pick up date, but can be submitted anytime prior to the deadline.
When you click the submit button, a message will appear letting you know that your order has been submitted. You will also receive an email confirming that we did receive your order from either Dr. Coufal or Liz Hirschler within 24 hours of submitting your order. If you do not receive this confirmation email, please either resubmit your order or contact Dr. Coufal.
Once we have processed your order, we will send you another email confirming the details of your order. You will then receive an invoice in the mail from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Cash Management Office with details on how to submit your payment. The Cash Management Office accepts checks or money orders by mail, or you may call to pay by Visa or Mastercard.
For additional information, please contact Craig Coufal in the Poultry Extension Office at 979-845-2249.
Pullorum Disease and Fowl Typhoid Control Reporting Requirements
For all intrastate market poultry shows, a PT-03 Form is needed to be filled out by a County Agent, Vocational Agriculture Teacher or Poultry Show Superintendent to certify the poultry exhibited in the market show are from a Pullorum-Typhoid clean source. Please fill out a PT-03 Form and return it to the Poultry Programs Administrator’s office at TVMDL at least 30 days before the show date by mail, fax, or e-mail. A list of each student’s name with hatchery source and date of purchase may be attached as a separate attachment to the PT-03 form. Please indicate “Attached List” on the PT-03 Form if your organization already has a document listing the students names on it. Otherwise, complete the entire PT-03 form and include the students names on the form. The hatchery source is Texas A&M POSC Department.
By filling out the PT-03 form for the market poultry shows and returning to the Poultry Programs Administrator at TVMDL, your show will be meeting the requirements of the Texas Statutes under the Agriculture Code. Title 6. Subtitle C. Chapter 168 Pullorum Disease and Fowl Typhoid Control.
For information concerning this form or Texas Pullorum-Typhoid Law, please contact:
Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory
Mr. J.C. Essler
Poultry Programs Administrator
P. O. Box Drawer 3040
College Station, TX 77841-3040
Phone: (979) 845- 4186
Fax: (979) 845- 1794