Finding Poultry Breeds
Here are 3 ways to find specific poultry breeds in South Carolina and other states.
Remember, if poultry enter SC from another state -- it is required by law that they are from Pullorum-Typhoid Clean flocks (under the National Poultry Improvement Plan - NPIP) or the birds have been tested negative for Pullorum within 30 days prior to entry into SC.
1. NPIP National Directory - This site will give you the NPIP participants by state (Pullorum Clean breeders):
Look on the top banner for NPIP Participants by State
You will have to search for the bird breeds by each state - see below for NPIP Bird Code descriptions.
Each NPIP participant is coded with a NPIP number and subtype letter in front of their names (such as, 100 E). Look for those participants with a subtype letter of “E” for the Waterfowl, Upland Game Birds, and Exhibition Poultry participants. The other letters (B, C, D, G, H, etc. are commercial companies and won’t sell you birds).
2. Look in the “big” exhibition hatcheries for common and rarer type birds. These are also NPIP participants:
- Cackle Hatchery: 417-532-4581 or http://www.cacklehatchery.com/ or e-mail: email@example.com
- Dunlap Hatchery: 208-459-9088 or https://www.dunlaphatchery.net
- Hoover's Hatchery: 800-247-7014 or http://www.hoovershatchery.com
- Ideal Poultry: 254-697-6677 or http://www.ideal-poultry.com/ or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Meyer Hatchery: 888-568-9755 or http://www.meyerhatchery.com or e-mail: email@example.com
- Moyer's Chicks: 215-536-3155 or http://moyerschicks.com
- Mt. Healthy Hatchery: 800-451-5603 or http://www.mthealthy.com or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Murray McMurray Hatchery: 800-456-3280 or www.mcmurrayhatchery.com
- Privett Hatchery: 877-PRIVETT, 575-356-6425 or http://www.privetthatchery.com or e-mail: email@example.com
- Ridgway Hatcheries: 800-323-3825 or http://www.ridgwayhatchery.com or e-mail: ridgwayEgg@aol.com
- Stromberg’s Hatchery: 800-720-4230, 218-587-2222 or http://www.strombergschickens.com/ or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Look in the SC Department of Agriculture Market Bulletin. Archived issues are free to view.
You can always find poultry for sale -- BUT be aware that these birds may not be from NPIP Clean Certified flocks and tested for Pullorum-Typhoid.