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TAU Contact Information

Dr.Dennis Wages
Phone: 919.513.6282
Diane Ferello
TAU Facilities Manager
Phone: (919)513-6241

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Poultry Unit Contact

Diane Ferello
Director of TAU

Teaching Animal Unit

Poultry Unit

chickens

In the spring, TAU houses approximately 5000 chickens. They are contracted thru a commercial poultry.

chicks
Day old chicks are delivered sometime in February and they are raised at TAU for 7 weeks. After 7 weeks, they are shipped to a processing plant.

In the fall, TAU houses approximately 2000 turkeys. They are also contracted thru a commercial poultry. Day old chicks are delivered sometime in September and they are raised at TAU for 14 weeks. After 14 weeks, they are shipped to a processing plant.

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The veterinary students learn various techniques while studying here at the College of Veterinary Medicine. Some techniques that are taught on both chickens and turkeys are: handling and restraints, blood collection, tissue samples and others.