Could Someone Explain NPIP?

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by cluckychick, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. cluckychick

    cluckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO
    --National Poultry Identification Program, right?
    --Is it voluntary?
    --Will it give me the health certification for my birds to be entered into poultry shows?
    --Will they have the ability to come anytime they want?

    Please help me understand if this is good or bad for me?
     
  2. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    always heard it as National poultry improvement plan. Im not sure though... dont know anything about them. no research. haven't had a chance to show yet. and i never get mine tested... as i dont ship my birds and i can tell when my birds are/aren't healthy. and... i dont think they have the ability to come anytime they want. (to your house i guess you mean..) as for shows. no one really has contact other then you with your chickens.. except judges

    -Daniel
     
  3. Squeaky

    Squeaky I squeak, therefore I am

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    Some of the small-scale farmers I've met declare that it stands for:

    National Pain In the Pants.

    Apparently it's got implications for shipping birds across state lines. I don't have any direct experience but hear it's working out favorably for large hatcheries and battery farms but is a barrier to entry or a deterrent to small-scale breeders and people who keep small heritage flocks.
     

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