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Bird Shippers of America and Salmonella


Shipping poultry across the US is a very big industry. All across the nation, people are ordering birds and picking them up at their local post office throughout the year. Thanks to the internet, the ...


Post Office Proposing 75% Increase in Postage for Day-Old Poultry !!


The following blog was written when the USPS was considering increasing the postage drastically for live animals in 2013. They did not act on this proposal. We have no idea if or when they will reco ...


Will Incandescent Heat Lamps For Brooding Be Banned, Too?


I am sure you have read that many incandescent lamps have been banned. But I am also sure many of you use heat lamps for brooding your young birds. Were incandescent heat lamps banned, too? ...


Will Postal Changes Affect Mail Order Hatcheries?


We are extremely dependent on the US Postal Service (USPS) to ship our ducklings and goslings throughout the US. For large orders going to customers near an airport, it is cost effective to ship air ...


Proposed Regulations for Muscovy Ducks


On March 1st of this year the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) published a final ruling that included several onerous provisions concerning the keeping of Muscovy ducks. As wild Muscovy are now fo ...


Announcement of USDA Webinar "What You Need to Know About Raising Healthy Backyard Poultry"


The USDA is producing a webinar on Backyard Poultry Health on Friday, November 5th at 12:00 noon Eastern time.

A webinar is the equivalent of a meeting over the internet. You can watch on yo ...


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