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NPIP Certification Friday 11am

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by DawnSuiter, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. DawnSuiter

    DawnSuiter Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm so excited!
    Last night we had our first home hatch here on the farm (our own eggs, not shipped our purchased) and that went well.

    and then this morning I finally got my return phone call from our local NPIP guy and he's squeezing us in on Friday! [​IMG]
    $25 and a couple hours later and we should have our certification (if thats the right way to put it).

    I feel like a very responsibly poultry owner.. [​IMG]

    not to mention I called just in time, because starting in March he's busy busy busy!!!
     
  2. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    [​IMG] I'm going to get mine tested too... just as soon as we get moved and settled in. [​IMG]
     
  3. Indiana hens

    Indiana hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2008
    Pendleton, Indiana
    So if the test comes back positive; what happens then?[​IMG] Let's just [​IMG]
     
  4. DawnSuiter

    DawnSuiter Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think they'll have to slaughter, or I will, my whole ENTIRE flock!!!! [​IMG]

    But.. last year I had 2 tested that came from a local farmer, they were clean, I have 7 of those..
    ALL of the other stock I have came from NPIP Breeder Flocks or major hatcheries... so I think we'll be ok.

    but yes.. if you had no idea... it would be scary to volunteer to have your flock potentially slaughtered... but I think it's the right thing to do.
     
  5. DawnSuiter

    DawnSuiter Chillin' With My Peeps

    But if I wanna sell hatching eggs, chicks & my excess adult poultry this year.. it's something I have to do.
     
  6. Indiana hens

    Indiana hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2008
    Pendleton, Indiana
    Mine all originated from NPIP hatcheries. It is the responsible thing to do. I wish you the best luck with the entire venture! [​IMG] Some people do not know the alternative!
     
  7. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    Congratulations!

    NPIP certification is something I've been thinking about too. But we have very few birds!
    Still $25 isn't so much. I expected it to be much higher.

    Even with the certification, birds still have to have the pullorum test before poultry shows, correct? Or would certification replace the need for subsequent testing?
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2009
  8. DawnSuiter

    DawnSuiter Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm not sure if it would negate the onsite testing... it might, I'll be sure to ask. Apparently I'll get a quick orientation and a bunch of information, which I'll try to summarize here for everyone.

    I only currenly have around 17 chicks... oops plus the 7 I hatched... and 2 turkeys... but I plan on doubling or tripling that during summer and then going back to half for winter.

    The days of picking up stock from the local farmer or flea market (not that I ever did that) are over though.. I'll have to be sure to buy from NPIP flocks from now on.
     
  9. Indiana hens

    Indiana hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2008
    Pendleton, Indiana
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  10. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    So if parent birds have a NPIP number you can sell those chicks? (new at this lol). Will I have to get the birds that have a NPIP number tested again? and their young?
     
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2009

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