Finding Poultry Breeds: A Guide for South Carolina and Beyond

Have you ever wondered where to find specific poultry breeds? Whether you’re in South Carolina or any other state, we’ve got you covered. In this guide, we’ll explore three reliable methods to help you locate the poultry breeds you’re looking for.

Method 1: NPIP National Directory

The NPIP (National Poultry Improvement Plan) is a comprehensive program that ensures the health and well-being of poultry flocks. To find NPIP participants, including Pullorum Clean breeders, visit the NPIP National Directory. Simply click on “NPIP Participants by State” in the top banner. Each participant is assigned an NPIP number and a subtype letter. Look for participants with the subtype letter “E” for Waterfowl, Upland Game Birds, and Exhibition Poultry breeds.

NPIP

Method 2: “Big” Exhibition Hatcheries

For both common and rarer bird breeds, check out the reputable exhibition hatcheries that are also NPIP participants. Here are some trusted hatcheries you can explore:

Remember, these hatcheries uphold the NPIP standards, ensuring the health of their birds.

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Exhibition Hatcheries

Method 3: SC Department of Agriculture Market Bulletin

Another valuable resource to consider is the SC Department of Agriculture Market Bulletin. You can find past issues for free on their website. Simply go to their website and click on “View Past Issues” to access the information you need.

A Word of Caution

While there are many sources where you can find poultry for sale, it’s crucial to be aware that not all birds may come from NPIP Clean Certified flocks or have been tested for Pullorum-Typhoid. Take the necessary precautions to ensure the health and safety of your flock.

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