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Ive been hearing alot of "NPIP Certified" What does that mean? all ive gathered so far is it's a test big_smile lol

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Hi there. NPIP stands for something like National Poultry Improvement Plan.

Its actually more than a test. Testing the birds for diseases is a small part of it. You also have your 'farm' inspected to be sure that you are using the best possible practices when raising your poultry.

Its a very good thing to be NPIP certified!

Try Googling NPIP and the name of your state for more info. smile

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Sounds like i should get it done! ... But when i googled for CT nothing came up hmm

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Originally Posted by Celtic Hill 

Sounds like i should get it done! ... But when i googled for CT nothing came up hmm


This link will put you in touch with the office of your state Vet. Theyshould be able to help you.

http://www.ct.gov/DOAG/cwp/view.asp?a=1367&q=259102


Edited by NYREDS - 3/17/10 at 7:32am
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Thanks! What kind of things do they look for?

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Originally, NPIP started off when the postal service started shipping chicks through the mail--this started the spread of s. pullourm across the country and was devistating to the poultry industry. Pullourm is almost 100% fatal.  When you get your flock NPIP certified they are testing your birds for s. pullourm in their blood.

Today, NPIP has expaned their research/influence in the poultry industry to include diseases such as Avian flu, merecks, etc.

"responsible" breeders and sellers should have their flock NPIP certified.  And actually, it's "illegal" to ship birds/eggs out of state without having NPIP paperwork wink

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Should i be worried about that kind of stuff if im getting birds from a hatchery?

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Should i be worried about that kind of stuff if im getting birds from a hatchery?


I would not be concerned by the stock at hatcheries. They keep their stock healthy ... think about it. They could not stay in business if they sold sick chicks or chickens. No one would buy from then again. I know they offer you the option to get you chicks vaccinated. But I don't *think* all hatcheries offer that. In today's world you have to be more concerned by the chickens you get from auctions or Craigslist - the chickens that are from a backyard flock. Not all backyard flock owners are going to get their chickens NPIP tested/certified. In my opinion the best way to get birds is from hatcheries or from people who are NPIP certified. wink

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Originally Posted by Celtic Hill 

Should i be worried about that kind of stuff if im getting birds from a hatchery?


I would not be concerned by the stock at hatcheries. They keep their stock healthy ... think about it. They could not stay in business if they sold sick chicks or chickens. No one would buy from then again. I know they offer you the option to get you chicks vaccinated. But I don't *think* all hatcheries offer that. In today's world you have to be more concerned by the chickens you get from auctions or Craigslist - the chickens that are from a backyard flock. Not all backyard flock owners are going to get their chickens NPIP tested/certified. In my opinion the best way to get birds is from hatcheries or from people who are NPIP certified. wink


Humm, Okay, thanks! I didn't get my birds vaccinated when i ordered them, i probally should call them and have they do that. I guess i wasn't thinking. So they do testing on the birds and look for the health of the birds basically?

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post #10 of 23

NPIP means different things in different states, it is national but run by each state, and each state has different rules, prices, and what need to be done and tested, all test for pullorum, some test for AI too. It also seams to depend on how large commercial poultry is in the state as to how strict the rules are

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STANDARD:  Wheaten, Black, Blue Ameraucana, Splash, Partridge Silkies, Ga Noi, Lavender Orpington, SQ Black Minorca, Black Langshan, RC RIR
BANTAM: SQ Black Mottled d'Uccles, SQ Gold Neck, Butterscotch & Mottled Buff Booted, Black, Blue & Mille Fleur Cochin, Serama,
Winnebago Co Poultry Superintendent, WI Pullorum Tester

 

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