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Reputable Sources to Purchase Poultry

There are many reputable sources for poultry, some good qualities to look for include:

  • Participation in the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP)

  • Current vaccination (especially against Marek's Disease)

  • If buying chicks getting beak-treated ones to prevent injury

    • Recommend against purchase from auctions, private listings, swaps, newspapers etc. as it is not possible to determine vaccination status, behavior, and disease status  

Veterinarians Who Treat Poultry 

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