Broiler Orders for County and Local Youth Livestock Shows within Texas

**Orders (& add-on orders) must be placed 5 weeks in advance of the requested pick update**

Roughly in mid-September 2021, Texas A&M will be switching the ordering platform you use to buy chicks from. Expect changes to the ordering system to occur. More information will be provided as soon as it is available.

**Special Holiday Ordering Pick-Up Dates**
Thanksgiving Week:
       Tuesday, November 23rd pick-up date only
Week of Christmas thru the Week after New Year’s Day:
       Wednesday, December 22nd only
       Tuesday, January 4th
       Friday, January 7th
Friday only pick up weeks will resume on all other weeks

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 showtime and roasters are 8 to 10 weeks old at showtime. 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
$1.74 each
Sold in multiples of 25 chicks
Non-Banded Chicks
$1.62 each
Sold in multiples of 25 chicks

Packaging: Chicks come in 50 count boxes with 25 chicks per section. The 50 count box dimensions are 18.5 in X 12 in X 7 in. Additional chick boxes (25, 50, and 100 counts) can be purchased if necessary for your handout needs. This is an optional add-on to your chick order and it will cost extra. After you have added the items (chicks) to your cart, you will see this “Additional Items” after you hit the Checkout button.

Pick Up Information:

  • Pick Up Date: Pick-up dates are on Friday unless a holiday interferes and that date will be adjusted for the holiday schedule.
  • Location: Chick orders are picked up at College Station, Texas at the Poultry Science Research, Teaching, and Extension Center (map to farm with address).
  • Time: Chicks must be picked up between 8 am – 12 pm on designated pick-up days.
  • **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.
  • **The individual designated** for picking up chicks needs to know how to properly transport chicks back to their location for a handout. We are not responsible for any stress or mortality of the chicks once they have left our facility.

Please view this handout for transportation tips: Tips for ‘Transporting and Holding Chicks and Poults’


Broiler chicks for Texas county and local youth livestock shows can be ordered online through the Texas A&M Marketplace – Broiler Orders for TX County & Local Youth Shows store. Broiler chicks ordered through this system are the responsibility of the contact person placing the order.

Payment: Credit card (MasterCard, Visa, or Discover) or by WebCheck is required at the time the chicks are ordered. Once payment is received for the order, it can NOT be refunded.

Wing Band Numbers & Major Show Broilers: We do not track wing band numbers for these birds. Additionally, broiler chicks ordered through this system are NOT ELIGIBLE for the Houston, San Antonio, Rodeo Austin, or State Fair of Texas market broiler shows.

Order Deadline: Orders, including additional chick ADD-ON orders, are due at least 5 weeks before the requested pick-up date, but can be submitted any time prior to the deadline.

Order Confirmation: 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.

Contact Us: For information on ordering broiler chicks, please contact Stephanie Klein our Extension Program Specialist at:

Stephanie Klein
Kleberg 107A
College Station, TX 77843-2472
p: 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.
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 Ms. Sydney Rosario in Texas A&M Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) at:

Sydney Rosario
Poultry Programs Administrator
PO Box Drawer 3040
College Station, TX 77841-3040
p: 979.845.4186
Fax: 979.845.1794

For information on ordering broiler chicks, please contact Stephanie Klein our Extension Program Specialist at:

Stephanie Klein
Kleberg 107A
College Station, TX 77843-2472
p: 979.845.2349


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