**Holiday Weeks Special Ordering Guidelines**
- Due to Thanksgiving break, orders for that week will have a pick-up date of TUESDAY, November 20th.
- Due to the Christmas/New Year’s break, NO ORDERS will be available for pick-up the week of Monday, December 24th – Friday, December 28th.
- Orders for the previous week will be available for pick-up on FRIDAY, December 21st.
- Orders for the following week will be available for pick-up on FRIDAY, January 4th.
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.
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.
ORDERING INFORMATION – NEW ORDERING PROCESS
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 Dr. Craig Coufal at 979-845-4318.
If you DO NOT receive a receipt of order email and a confirmation email from Dr. Craig Coufal within 3 business days, email him IMMEDIATELY to confirm your order was received at email@example.com. Failure to do so could result in your order NOT being properly RECEIVED and PROCESSED.
For additional information, please contact Dr. 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