Poultry Rules

Poultry Rules

1. All poultry must meet the PA Dept. of Agriculture health requirements.

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Pennsylvania Poultry:

1. All Pennsylvania poultry, waterfowl, upland game birds, and pigeons entering an exhibition must bear a unique individual identification leg band (official state-issued leg bands are not required). Ratites must be identified with a neck band or an electronic implant device (the exhibitor must supply a reader).

2. All animals must be free of infectious and contagious diseases. Animals appearing unhealthy upon arrival may not enter the exhibition grounds.

3. Avian Influenza Clean Testing and Verification (all samples must be collected by a Certified Poultry Technician or an Accredited Veterinarian):

*All poultry, waterfowl, upland game birds, and ratites, for exhibition must originate from a flock in good standing  in the Pennsylvania

Avian Influenza Monitored Flock program, or from a flock in good standing in the NPIP Avian Influenza Clean program;

OR

*The birds must originate from a flock in which a minimum of 30 birds, 3 weeks of age or older, were tested negative for avian influenza within the 30 days prior to opening date of the exhibition and the birds are accompanied by the test report. If there are fewer than 30 birds in the flock, test all birds.  For waterfowl, cloacal swab samples must be collected for testing, and the swabs must be tested using virus isolation techniques.

6. Pullorum-Typhoid Clean Testing and Verification (waterfowl excluded). (All samples must be collected by a Certified Poultry Technician or an Accredited Veterinarian):

*All poultry, upland game birds (waterfowl excluded) must originate from a flock in good standing in the NPIP Pullorum-Typhoid Clean

Program or from a flock in good standing in the PA Pullorum Equivalent Program;

OR

*Individual birds (waterfowl excluded) for exhibition must have had a negative pullorum-typhoid test within the 90 days prior to the opening date of the exhibition.  The following age restrictions apply to comply with NPIP standards:

*Chickens shall be tested at 4 months of age or older.

*Turkeys shall be tested at 12 weeks of age or older.

*Game birds shall be tested at 4 months of age or older, or upon sexual maturity, which ever comes first.

*All birds not meeting these age restrictions are exempt from pullorum testing requirements.

 

Out of state poultry:

1. All poultry, waterfowl, upland game birds, and pigeons entering an exhibition must bear a unique individual identification leg band (official state-issued leg bands are not required). Ratites must be identified with a neck band or an electronic implant device (the exhibitor must supply a reader).

2. All animals must be free of infectious and contagious diseases. Animals appearing unhealthy upon arrival may not enter the exhibition grounds.

3. Avian Influenza Clean Testing and Verification (all samples must be collected by a Certified Poultry Technician or an Accredited Veterinarian):

Avian Influenza Monitored Flock program, or from a flock in good standing in the NPIP Avian Influenza Clean program;

OR

*The birds must originate from a flock in which a minimum of 30 birds, 3 weeks of age or older, were tested negative for avian influenza within the 30 days prior to opening date of the exhibition and the birds are accompanied by the test report. If there are fewer than 30 birds in the flock, test all birds.  For waterfowl, cloacal swab samples must be collected for testing, and the swabs must be tested using virus isolation techniques.

6. Pullorum-Typhoid Clean Testing and Verification (waterfowl excluded). (All samples must be collected by a Certified Poultry Technician or an Accredited Veterinarian):

*All poultry, upland game birds (waterfowl excluded) must originate from a flock in good standing in the NPIP Pullorum-Typhoid Clean

Program or from a flock in good standing in the PA Pullorum Equivalent Program;

OR

*Individual birds (waterfowl excluded) for exhibition must have had a negative pullorum-typhoid test within the 90 days prior to the opening date of the exhibition.  The following age restrictions apply to comply with NPIP standards:

*Chickens shall be tested at 4 months of age or older.

*Turkeys shall be tested at 12 weeks of age or older.

*Game birds shall be tested at 4 months of age or older, or upon sexual maturity, which ever comes first.

*All birds not meeting these age restrictions are exempt from pullorum testing requirements.
2) Entered specimens must be bona fide property of the exhibitor 30 days or longer before the opening day of the show.
3) All birds entered for exhibition shall be free of external parasites.
4) Lebanon Poultry Fanciers will supply coops. Exhibitor will be in charge of all feedings. Shavings will be available.
5) It is to be understood that there will be classes for young and adult males and females in all breeds and varieties as listed in the Standard of Perfection.
6) Coop in will be 5:00-9:00 PM the 10th, and 6:00-9:00 AM the 11th. Judging will start at 9:00 AM. Release time will be after awards.
7) The “American Standard of Perfection” of the American Poultry Association and the “Bantam Standard” of the American Bantam Association will govern poultry judging.
8) A bird can only compete for one prize, except as provided for in special awards.
9) The management reserves the right to make any alterations which may seem necessary for the success of the exhibition. Furthermore, the management reserves the privilege of refusing any entries which are not deemed desirable for the best interest of the show or those not entered on any entry blank.
10) No specimen is to be handled by anyone other than the owner, judge, and show secretary unless permission is given by owner.
11) No person shall interfere with the judge in any manner whilst in the performance of his duties as a judge.
12) All rules apply to Open and Youth Shows.