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Requirements for poultry and farm-raised game birds and eggs exhibited at fairs or poultry shows in Wisconsin

Poultry and eggs exhibited at fairs or poultry shows must show that they participate in one of the following:

  • National Poultry Improvement Plan program. Provide documentation to the exhibition of your NPIP flock certification.
  • Wisconsin Tested Flock. Provide documentation to the exhibition that your entire flock of sexually mature birds tested negative for pullorum-typhoid and, in the case of turkeys, Mycoplasma gallisepticum, on a Wisconsin Tested Flock form. A sexually mature bird is a bird over 4 months old; with turkeys, it is a bird over 6 months old. The Wisconsin Tested Flock form is valid one year from the date that tests were conducted.
  • Wisconsin Associate Flock. Provide to the exhibition your Wisconsin Associate Flock form and supporting proof of purchase (e.g., invoice) showing that all of the birds or bird eggs in the flock were acquired directly from a flock enrolled under the NPIP, Wisconsin Tested Flock or Wisconsin Associate Flock.
  • Test poultry individually using the Individual Poultry Test Report form. Provide documentation to the exhibition that your individual sexually mature birds tested negative for pullorum-typhoid and, in the case of turkeys, Mycoplasma gallisepticum, within the preceding 90 days, and there has been no change of ownership of any birds since the completion of testing. A sexually mature bird is a bird over 4 months old; with turkeys, it is a bird over 6 months old. Testing for purposes of a fair or poultry show shall be completed before the birds arrive at the event.

Testing for poultry must be provided by a Wisconsin certified pullorum tester. Find a tester in your area

Poultry, game birds, or hatching eggs imported from other states must be from NPIP flocks or equivalent programs in the state where they originate. If you are sending birds or hatching eggs out of Wisconsin, you must comply with the regulations of the destination state.

For the ATCP 10.40 complete rule for Poultry and Farm-Raised Game Birds, please see the following link: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/admin_code/atcp/010/10/VI/40

*If you are raising birds only for your own use, or selling dressed poultry or eggs for eating, no testing is required.