NPIP Certification

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by horsechick, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. horsechick

    horsechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2007
    Eaton, Ohio
    Hello all,
    Where do you find information on what all you need to do to become NPIP cert.
    What did you have to do?
    I think I read it lasts 5 years at a time? cost?
    And if you buy or bring any birds that are not from npip flocks than yours becomes null and void?
    Is it the same as pulloreum testing?
    Does someone come to your farm?
    Does your palce have to be prestine? I am imagining a million dollar set up.....
    Since there may be laws we may or may not be aware of what, are the pros and cons of becoming NPIP cert?

    There are always so many laws and loop holes it makes it almost hard to do anything because you don't know if you may or may not be breaking a law somewhere.

    Any insights are greatly appreciated.
    Thanks in advance,
  2. ChickenCop

    ChickenCop Chillin' With My Peeps

    I contacted a professor up in Purdue this past week and she's forwarding me some information about the same thing your inquiring about. As soon as I get something in the mail I will let you know.
    You would think since the govt wants to improve the poultry in the country they would have that stuff posted everywhere.
  3. horsechick

    horsechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2007
    Eaton, Ohio
    oh, thank you very much.
    It seems these things are always so in-depth it almost makes it not worth the hassle.
    I hope it might be fairly easy to do.
    I would think there would be some folks here who are tested and have went thru it that would give us some ideas about it.
    Maybe in a few days we'll have more information on experiences from here as well.
    Thanks again, looking forward to hearing what they send you,
    Appreciate it,
  4. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Im glad you posted this because Ive been wondering about it myself. Cant wait to find out. Thanks
  5. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

    Jan 27, 2007
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  6. minna

    minna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 15, 2008
    Burnsville, MS
    I emailed my state vet. He emailed back for my phone number and said someone will be calling me soon to explain the process and make arrangements. I would love to know things such as cost and details. I will let you know when she calls I guess.
  7. jnjross

    jnjross Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2008
    edwards, ms
    please let me know minna,
  8. Quail_Antwerp

    Quail_Antwerp [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Mrs

    Aug 16, 2008
    I just spoke with the local 4-H group, the Ohio extension office, AND the Ohio Dept. of Ag...ODA is researching the laws on NPIP testing a bit more, because they said it made no sense to them.

    The law states, "No poultry or eggs can be shipped or sold interstate or within the state without NPIP testing unless poultry is going for immediate slaughter." That's not verbatim, that's just how the lady explained it to me.
    She said that didn't make sense to her, because the way the laws are right now, no chicken or egg can leave my property unless it's being eaten.

    This also means meets/swaps are illegal sales, because not all the vendors are NPIP certified, and the birds aren't tested before leaving the premises. Auctions are legal, because they are licensed with the state and do pullorem testing on each bird before the birds leave the auction house (and charge the seller $1-$2 per bird for doing it.)

    Now, the local 4-H and Ohio Extension office both told me that 4-H kids can come get a chicken from me NPIP or not, and that I can sell my chicks/eggs locally without the testing (within my county) because the 4-H kids are required to have their birds tested themselves before the fair. Their reasoning is I could be NPIP tested, but I don't know what the chickens that leave here will be exposed to in their new surroundings, which is why they have to be tested before the fairs.

    Now, anyone in Ohio HAS to be NPIP certified if they are shipping across states lines (adults, babies, or eggs!) I have spent a good 2 hours this morning making phone calls to get this information. I have a local feedstore wanting to buy chicks from me, and because I want to make sure I am only offering healthy chicks, and that I am 100% legal, we are looking into the NPIP testing.

    note: I am still researching this, so if I have information wrong, and it is a good possibility, I will put the correct information up as soon as I have it!
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2009
  9. horsechick

    horsechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2007
    Eaton, Ohio
    Great work and keep us posted!

    Seems like its just another way for the "powers that be" to squash our freedom rights.
    They always make it so difficult to do anything that it really makes you wonder what kind of "freedoms" we do have here.

    My kids had their birds tested last year at fair but they said we didn't have to test our whole flock, so they only tested the birds they were showing and that was good enough.

    Let us know,
    Thanks a bunch for your time,
  10. horsechick

    horsechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2007
    Eaton, Ohio
    I've also heard, at least in our county, that there are only 2-3 people who do the testing.
    I saw on the ohio national page where they offer the testing class so you yourself can become a certified tester. Maybe something to look into?

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