Originally Posted by Blarneyeggs
Hey Sally! Good to see you! I also have been having trouble with the screen freezing, unable to quote, ect...I'm hoping BYC straightens it out. I would love to hear more about NPIP, are you really able to free range on the program? I understand I was given some bum information at the class, where I asked about it....or it could be that Free Range is such a broad term...do you have to keep your runs covered or what? I'm really interested.
Originally Posted by Sally Sunshine
Originally Posted by LittleMissPurdy
Originally Posted by Sally Sunshine
so even mixes you will raise for food? cool I wish I had more room! My dogs take so much of the yard! My hens are terrible broods, the serama I let sit has been the only good one! and I had to sell her little ones after two weeks because of getting the NPIP testing done and having to clean everything and revamp!
Congrats on going NPIP!..I hear it is not too bad once you make "the change"..IDK..only what i read...hahha..lot of work either way!!..so great job! Love the blue eggs Sally!!
Thank you Danielle, it was a pain in the bleep and very stressful, however Burce said he didnt have any issues,, breezed through it. I guess its all in who you work with. Dh and I need to get the Health inspector out for our field test part of our CPT yet and we are pretty much set then.
Chad has been a blessing with the lab end of the NPIP stuff. Nan at the state is extremely busy but we worked through all the strange stuff we needed to, paperwork and more paperwork, I didnt just do the independent breeder I did Hatchery as well. We are PT & AI clean, what stinks is now I will have to find equal or better testing if I want to add to my flock. I am an addicted hatcher so it certainly will put a damper on my fun
plus it was nice to swap and hatch some really cool stuff, my fav was hatching my friend sara's ancona ducks, I love them!
But Chad is going to get NPIP and I can do his hatching of his cool future fowl, peacocks and pheasants!
So if anyone is thinking about npip I can help and I know quite a few tips at this point!
technically you cannot free range as anything you do that doesnt fall under their provisions will void your testing and inturn void your NPIP status. I know most just dont listen to the guidelines, but after having several hours conversation with the health inspector here and some of the disease he ran into I am not sure I WONT follow their guidelines. Its so easy for them to pick stuff up, but again thats why we test every 90 days. Yes we covered our runs with cheap bush netting and let me tell you its hanging low from all this ice, a temp fix to pass inspection.
I am sure your clean Blarney if you have an enclosed area when the inspector comes, fresh water food, screened windows and such, rodent control and your birds look good you will NOT have an issue. I am thinking Chris would be your health inspector and also your field test inspector for the CPT, if you go through this I suggest while chris is there you do the blood draw even if you didnt have nans course yet! He was here and now he has to run all the way back out just for that. I didnt know he was the same go to guy at the time!
The paperwork is done on my end and I have the word files to edit, and yours will look exactly like mine so its a simple email to Nan, Chris will do the rest for you! I have questioned that provisions book over and over and even Harrisburg is confused with alot of it! Its all in who reads it and what they get out of it! But after Chad figuring out the labwork paperwork and Nan finishing up my application and forms it was a fast process. The cpt course helped me with understanding the lab paperwork which we were a tad confused on so I wrote notes all over my example paperwork so I wouldnt forget them!
Let me know when your ready, paperwork is basically done, you will first need your premise number if you dont have one, but your a farm so I will assume you do have one. If not here is the link to do it online, they dont come out or anything they just sent me a number. http://www.agriculture.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/gateway/PTARGS_0_2_24476_10297_0_43/AgWebsite/contact/PremisesRegistration.aspx
You dont HAVE to do the hatchery and do the AI clean every 90 but I highly suggest it. And you started to show not?
If anyone else is interested I can walk you through with Martha on here instead of Emails with my application/s and explain anything you need to understand about my answers on the form, because they were changed NUMEROUS TIMES for different reasons!