Broiler Orders for County and Local Youth Livestock Shows within Texas

**UPDATES to Invoice Billing of Chicks Received**

  • If you are a new customer, you must complete the
    AG-257-External-Customer-Form to receive chicks from us.
  • Invoices will from now on be EMAILED to the billing contact.
    • Input the correct billing contacts email address into the ordering form.

**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 2 Chickschickens 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. 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 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 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, a message will appear letting you know that your order has been submittedYou will also receive an email confirming that we did receive your order from Stephanie Klein within 72 hours of submitting your order. If you do not receive this confirmation email, please either resubmit your order or contact Dr. Craig Coufal at 979-845-2249.

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 Dr. Craig Coufal in the Poultry Extension Office at 979-845-2249.

CLICK HERE to go to the order form

BE SURE TO CLICK “SUBMIT” on the order form

If you DO NOT receive a receipt of order email and a confirmation email from Dr. Craig Coufal with 3 business days, email him IMMEDIATELY to confirm your order was received at

Failure to do so could result in your order NOT being properly RECEIVED and PROCESSED.

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
PT 03 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
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

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