I am looking into becoming NPIP certified and I can't seem to find a lot of information. I have contacted the state (Minnesota) and all they said was what I need to be NPIP certified for and what the process is such as testing, inspection and what not. I am not worried about the testing but I don't know what to expect with the inspection. A search only brings up a few people complaining that you practically need a commercial set up to do what I am wanting to do. I want to be a permited hatchery/independent flockowner of breeder birds. I have heard things such as that you can't have and incubator and a brooder (even if temporary for chicks that came out of the bator) in the same premises. Also they have said that you cannot store hatching eggs in your house. Are either of these true or not? I have so many questions and cannot find any answers.