Broiler Orders for County and Local Youth Livestock Shows within Texas – COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Updates – 3/20/2020

Currently, all broiler chick orders are ALLOWED. If your broiler order has already been placed and you need to cancel it because your show cancelled, please let us know immediately. It will be refunded to the original payment method as long as we receive enough notification. Please notify Stephanie Klein ( if you have any questions about upcoming orders now through May.

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.



We DO NOT sell chicks to individuals outside of Texas.
We DO NOT MAIL chicks.
Wing-banded chicks are $1.74 each, sold in multiples of 25 chicks
Non-banded chicks are $1.62 each, sold in multiples of 25 chicks

Chicks will be coming in 50 count boxes with 25 chicks per section. The 50 count box dimensions are 18.5 in X 12 in X 7 in.  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 Fridays only (due to change in the chick hatch date.) Chicks may be picked up anytime after 8 am on the designated pick-up day. The individual designated for picking up chicks needs to know the number of chicks ordered by their organization to ensure the correct amount of chicks are received and taken home. We are not responsible for shortages once the chicks have left our facility.

Tips for ‘Transporting and Holding Chicks and Poults’


Broiler chicks for Texas county and local youth livestock shows can be ordered online through the Aggie Marketplace – Broiler Orders for TX County & Local Youth Shows store. Additional chick shipping boxes (25, 50, and 100 count) can be purchased through the store as an add-on item with a chick order after clicking “Check Out”. Payment in the form of a credit card (MasterCard, Visa, or Discover) or by WebCheck is required at the time the chicks are ordered.

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, including additional chick ADD-ON 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, an automated email will be sent to the address listed on the order that will contain your Order Number and other order information.  If you don’t see the confirmation email in your main email box, please check your spam/junk folder. Please keep a copy of this email as it will contain your Order Number and other information about your order.

If you do not receive this confirmation email, please either resubmit your order or contact Stephanie Klein at 979.845.2349

If you DO NOT receive a receipt of order email and a confirmation email from Stephanie Klein within 3 business days, email her IMMEDIATELY to confirm your order was received at sklein@tamu.eduFailure to do so could result in your order NOT being properly RECEIVED and PROCESSED.

For additional information, please contact Stephanie Klein in the Poultry Extension Office at 979.845.2349.

CLICK HERE to order NON-BANDED broiler chicks

CLICK HERE to order WING-BANDED broiler chicks

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.

For instructions for completing the form, and to print out a PT-03 Form please visit the links below.

Instructions for Completing PT03 Form
PT03 Form

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

Ms. Sydney Rosario
Poultry Programs Administrator
PO Box Drawer 3040
College Station, TX 77841-3040
Phone: (979) 845.4186
Fax: (979) 845.1794


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