It cost 50 every 6 months in AZ whats up with that
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Hi guys! I am extremely worried for my flock because I sold a pair of Millie Flewer D'uccles to a friend of ours and they became an NPIP flock a while before this and when our birds results came in they tested positive on a couple of different diseases. We are trying to become NPIP certified right now but I am extremly worried because Most of our birds get to free range and the diseases could be spread through our entire flock which would mean I would have to put down our entire flock. Which brings me to my question: Will they cull all the birds on site and will we get a refund? Because I put in over $1000 on just birds alone and thats an additional $1000 on just waterers, feeders, incubators, and brooders. Not to mention all of the coops that we made and bought which comes out to another $1000. Plus this disease infects my eggs which will also affect the chicks. This would put an end to all of my stock. Again I am really worried. Can anyone give me info on what to do? If so I would be extremely thankful.
Where do you find information on what all you need to do to become NPIP cert.
What did you have to do?
I think I read it lasts 5 years at a time? cost?
And if you buy or bring any birds that are not from npip flocks than yours becomes null and void?
Is it the same as pulloreum testing?
Does someone come to your farm?
Does your palce have to be prestine? I am imagining a million dollar set up.....
Since there may be laws we may or may not be aware of what, are the pros and cons of becoming NPIP cert?
There are always so many laws and loop holes it makes it almost hard to do anything because you don't know if you may or may not be breaking a law somewhere.
Any insights are greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
Hello so what did they do to them other than vaccinate them what all did they vaccinate them for do they take any birds that die for testing what all do they do thanks
Can't or can do?
Can- Call your state agriculture department to find what is needed (some states require payment and outsource testing to vets). My state is free and just needed to schedule visit from one of the state biologist/vets.
Can't- You can not obtain non NPIP birds after yours are tested. This means if you find birds for sale and they don't have certification you can't bring them into your flock. Hatcheries are NPIP, you can purchase hatchery chicks.
It's likely state dependent how much paperwork they require. Here they gave me a few pre signed forms to mail in when selling birds. How much monitoring of where your flock is going is probably state dependent. Say in the future I test positive then they'd know where the birds are that came from my flock from last negative test. Those flocks would get tested and so on.
So what u are saying is that I would have to get all of my birds from a hatchery and I can't hatch my own and I am not sure what u mean by u can't obtain non npip birds and that's bull if u were in a state that u have to pay to be npip cetifide u can't bring in other birds in ur flock that isn't npip certified
Not at all what I was saying. I was saying once you get your flock NPIP certified you are not allowed to add birds to your flock that are NOT NPIP certified. Birds you hatch from your NPIP flock are certified automatically. Each state has it's own age of birds hatched by you that need to be tested. In my state that's 5 months of age. Simply mentioned that hatchery birds are NPIP certified so breeder stock is not the only source to get more birds/eggs.
Let me try again. You can have a flock that you got from anywhere and have them tested, get certified. Once certified you can hatch/sell as many eggs as you please and those chicks/eggs are NPIP certified. Each state is different but in my state birds hatched are randomly tested after 5 months of age, your tested once a year. All of your flock is tested first time for certification then random birds tested there after. You can bring new birds or hatching eggs into your flock but they must be from a NPIP source.
Edited by Egghead_Jr - 2/26/16 at 12:35pm