Quote:Hey Mary Beth, the state tester is coming to my house on the 18th of this month. Call 573-522-0000, ask for Tony Perryman, if he is not available, tell them that you want to become NPIP and need to set up a time for the tester to come out and test your birds. He may be able to do it the same day as me if you call soon. It is free in Mo so no worries there. They will test all your birds over 4 months of age. Depending on how many birds you have, it doesn't take long. I wonder if he's going to make you have 'Libido' tested again. I didn't think of giving you an NPIP form since you adopted him from me and he wasn't crossing state lines. Oh well, Libido will just have to get over it if your tester insists. The chicken yard is much more peaceful since I rehomed two of my adult roosters. Now I just have my oldest d'uccle chasing my Jersey Giant rooster around the yard without mercy. My younger two have their own little coops and pens. My other rooster 'Cookie' found a home with a family that needed a flock guard to scare off their chicken stalking chihuahua. I hope he does a good job. I miss them both though. If I had more land........ Right now, in my suburban backyard, I don't want to alienate the neighbors by having too many roosters. So far they haven't minded too much. Two less grown roosters to crow does make it a bit quieter.