NPIP Certification

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by horsechick, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. keesmom

    keesmom Crowing

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    Well, the original post in this thread is 7 years old. You need to call your state's Department of Agriculture and talk to your state's poultry inspector/state vet and set up an appointment to have your flock tested. What they test for varies from state to state. Then ask them what is needed for you to get an NPIP number (also varies by state). If you want to sell hatching eggs be aware some states have more stringent rules for importing eggs.


    No, the state will not vaccinate any of your birds. All they will do is blood test them and band them. If one dies you can contact them about doing a necropsy.
     
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    Well I wouldn't do a necropsy as I don't even know what they do in a necropsy
     
  3. uzisuzuki

    uzisuzuki Songster

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    Necropsy is another term for autopsy. They do them if the owner wants to know why their bird died.
     
  4. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

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    An easy way to set up a necropsy here in the US is to talk to your county extension agent. They will at least know who to put you in touch with. Many states offer this service free of charge of for a fairly small fee. The idea is to help prevent chicken diseases from spreading plus you know what you are dealing with if a chicken dies. It pays for itself by helping keep the state’s poultry industry in business so taxes keep coming in and people keep their jobs (the states with big poultry industry are usually the ones where it is pretty inexpensive) plus it can be a big help for us non-commercial people with small flocks if we are battling something killing our chickens, like a disease or something like that.

    In a necropsy a highly qualified person cuts the dead chicken open to determine what killed it. Was it Marek’s, fatty liver syndrome, or some other disease? Did they break their neck or somehow injure themselves? Did they swallow a tack or screw that punctured their gizzard? It can be a huge benefit to know what actually killed the chicken so you know if you need to change some of your management practices or otherwise deal with it.
     
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    Ok well then I will never be having a necropsy done to my chickens I would just burry it and let it rest in peace
     
  6. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

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    And let your other chickens continue to die because you don't know what is killing them?
     
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    Chicken Egg 17 Songster

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    I'd rather to than have someone cutting my chicken open just let them rest in peace
     
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    Ok I sent an email to the state to be npip certified so i can't wait
     
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    Ok so does anyone know how long it takes to get emailed back from the state about npip certification and does anyone know what the current email is for that I just want to make sure what one I am using is right
     
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    Ok I got.a warning message now so I am lost of to how to get ahold of them
     

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