The Vermont Department Of Agriculture attended the chicken swap and did pullorum/typhoid blood tests on all poultry over the age of 5 months. A tiny bit of blood was drawn and then dipped in the agent. If it did NOT turn a different color then that fowl was Pullorum/Typhoid free. A mouth swab was taken on those same birds to do an avian influenza test. All birds that were tested recieved a blue leg band. This is a simple, fast & easy way to guarantee the health of poultry in Vermont. The Dept of Ag will make house calls, at your request, to test your flock--free.
A priceless service.