In Illinois they now have a tester at the sale barn . All birds that are not NPIP must be tested before selling .
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I think that is how it is here too, the exception being chicks, they must originate from a PT free flock or an approved hatchery.
I just looked it up in my book. If I brought 100 chicks to sell the tester would go nuts and it would cost me more the test them than I could sell them for.
Adult birds can be tested the day of sale or have tested negative within last 30 days. unless from a PT free flock.
Turkeys are a real pain to sell legally at a swap. They need to be tested within the last 30 days (if not a NPIP flock) and testing of turkeys requires you to send in a blood sample it cannot be done on the spot like chickens.
It will take 2 weeks or more to get the results back, if they get a false positive on the first test it could be 3 weeks, which means you have 1 week to sell your turkeys before they need to be tested again.
- Jr Chicken Wrangler
So here is what I heard back from the hatchery after explaining to them the headache they created...
Sorry for the confusion. We had to do some last minute adjusting and in a rush we must have not sent the email notification. We are sorry about this. Glad you received some happy and healthy chicks!
So do I just chalk it up to poor luck and let it be and hope that the next time (probably late fall) I order more CXs they have their processes figured out? do I gripe more? I don't really know what I want done about it other than that I can trust that future orders wont be all screwed up
I would try them again in the fall, as long as the birds are what we are use too, But if they fall short, I would try someone else. I am big on second, third, 4th chances...
You are right... after a few weeks I probably will forget all about it
I think I am just a bit worn down.... I didn't sleep well last night due to my DW snoring like a freight train. I woke her twice and she went right back at it. she was so congested. I ended up abandoning ship and heading for the couch. couple that with the anxiety of getting up to check chicks in the night to make sure they are warm enough.....