ARKANSAS: Anyone NPIP certified ?

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by Southerngirl, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. Southerngirl

    Southerngirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would greatly appreciate any info on possibly being NPIP certified. I want to be able to sell hatching eggs and it is my understanding from this website that I need to be certified to ship across state lines. All my breeding stock came from Cackle and McMurray Hatcheries. I want to be able to sell poultry, geese,quail, duck, and turkey eggs in the future. Any website references, tips, etc. would be great ! Thanks!![​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  2. arllcountrygirl

    arllcountrygirl lavender nutt

    Southerngirl,
    I am in Arkansas and I am also in the process of trying to get NPIP certified, I will let you know when I find something out.
    Amanda
     
  3. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

    May 24, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    Quote:Me too! We'll probably wait until spring, though.

    Hey, rbamterry-- I saw in the paper this weekend that someone was selling started Royal Palm toms for $20, meant to tell you about it!
     
  4. arllcountrygirl

    arllcountrygirl lavender nutt

    Thanks ninjapoodles [​IMG]
    I heard that I missed a pair at the Lonsdale sale - just my luck [​IMG]
    actually hubby is the one wanting them.

    I got my Narris tom [​IMG] -- Just have to find him a woman. [​IMG]

    I am also getting my gamebird license. [​IMG]
     
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  5. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

    May 24, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    Quote:Awesome! What gamebirds will you breed? We just hatched a cute little trio of quail from Tori's eggs--I can't believe anything hatched at ALL, since the incubator was fluctuating like MAD during the last week. I'm very glad to have these three little cuties.
     
  6. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am in Alabama and I have a NPIP flock. It requires getting in touch with your State's Dept of Agriculture. It is a fairly simple process. They will come out and test your birds for Pullorum Typhoid. Here in Alabama they also test for Avian Influenza. If you test clean, you are issued a certificate and given some forms to fill out that should be sent out with any eggs or live animals you sell. You agree to purchase animals from NPIP participating suppliers and to keep records. The cost here is only $ 9.00.

    I have been a member for 3 years and it is a non invasive program that helps backyard breeders become more aware of health issues involved in raising chickens and poultry.
     
  7. arllcountrygirl

    arllcountrygirl lavender nutt

    Quote:Awesome! What gamebirds will you breed? We just hatched a cute little trio of quail from Tori's eggs--I can't believe anything hatched at ALL, since the incubator was fluctuating like MAD during the last week. I'm very glad to have these three little cuties.

    They will be quail, red golden pheasants, yellow golden pheasants, and lady amherst pheasants.
     
  8. arllcountrygirl

    arllcountrygirl lavender nutt

    Ok- Here is the number to call
    Jane Elrod
    501-907-2446
    They will contact the livestock inspector for your area and then the inspector will contact you with a date and time for inspection.

    Inspection is $30
    .15 cents per bird - all birds over 4 months are tested.
    $7.00 per incubator for 4 swaps
    Then you can only purchase from NPIP flocks. So let me know if you have a NPIP flock, so I can get hatching eggs. [​IMG]

    Hope this helps everyone, they did say that they are a little behind due to one of the head inspectors retiring. (Just a heads up)
     
  9. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

    May 24, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    I'll wait until the early spring, I think.

    What does this part mean?

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  10. arllcountrygirl

    arllcountrygirl lavender nutt

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    The $7 covers 4 swaps - if they have to use more than it is another $7.

    Also I forgot to add that it is also .15 cents for band - so you are looking at a total of .30 cents per bird

    The first year of participation they will test 100% of breeder birds and 10% of non-breeders over 4 months of age. Bands will be applied at the discretion of the Livestock Inspector in order to maintain identity of the bird in the event a reactor bird is found. Swabbing of the incubator will also be performed at the discretion of the inspector.
     

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