All chickens, turkeys and game birds at exhibitions, except baby poultry, must be individually identified with a leg or wing band. Young poultry that are too small to band can be exhibited as a group if the Hatchery Permit number or NPIP number is written on the box.
At exhibitions, all chickens, turkeys, game birds, and hatching eggs from these birds must be accompanied by a certificate or test chart approved by the board to show compliance with the following requirements:
- Pullorum-typhoid – originate from a hatchery or breeding flock that is classified U.S. Pollorum-Typhoid Clean under the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP); or be negative to a pollorum-typhoid test within 90 days prior to the opening date of exhibition.
- Mycoplasma gallisepticum and Mycoplasma synoviae – all turkeys and turkey hatching eggs must originate from a hatchery or breeding flock that is classified U.S. Mycoplasma Gallisepticum (MG) Clean and U.S. Mycoplasma Synoviae (MS) Clean under the NPIP; or be negative to a Mycoplasma gallisepticum and a Mycoplasma synoviae test within 90 days prior to the opening date of exhibition.
For questions related to poultry exhibition requirements, please contact the Minnesota Poultry Testing Laboratory at 320-231-5170.