well, actually they were tested for Pullorum and Avian Flu, but it gets me an NPIP number. just posting this for those who are wondering about it. it was really easy and free so far. i called my state department of agriculture, asked about NPIP and they signed me up to get tested. they came out and tested everything over 4 months for pullorum and everything over 6 weeks for avian flu. i didn't need to get my younger birds tested. i can now get a NPIP number and i will need to retest for avian flu in 6 month when all of my eggs are grown birds and when all of my younger birds are of age, then i need to test every 180 days to be certified avian flu free and i need to retest for pullorum every year. seems easy enough, i haven't paid for anything yet, it was just a quick swab of the throat and a quick poke for drop of blood, no harm done and its nice knowing my flock is clean!!