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NPIP Certified in AR?

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by JFreeman, Oct 12, 2016.

  1. JFreeman

    JFreeman Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am in Arkansas, and I want to be NPIP certified. I have some very nice Ameraucanas from a very reputable breeder, and I was told that to enter shows it would be easier to get certified rather than having every bird tested at every show. I got on to the NPIP website, but I cannot figure out who I need to contact or how, or what else I need to have/fill out, what requirements I need to follow. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Thank you in advance.
     
  2. Braxton Brigade

    Braxton Brigade Chillin' With My Peeps

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    http://alpc.arkansas.gov/programs/Pages/NPIP.aspx

    At the bottom of that page is the people you can contact by email or phone.
    My local states puts you on the list when someones sends a email with the subject "NPIP',
    you then put your name, address, cell number and number of birds over 5 months.
    You get a phone call to confirm a date to be tested, usually this can take approx. 2 months to get a test date and get your results back.


    Dr. Brandon Doss
    NPIP Administrator
    501-907-2254
    Email

    Tha Ratthasombath
    NPIP Office Manager
    501-907-2258
    Email

    The office manager might be the best option to call/email at first.
     
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  3. JFreeman

    JFreeman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you! I will call them tomorrow. :)
     
  4. Braxton Brigade

    Braxton Brigade Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No problem, if you have any questions just ask.
    The testing is fairly easy, my one tip is to catch and contain your birds the day they are supposed to test.
    Chasing and catching the birds is the worst part of the whole process, if you can keep their coop door closed in the AM it might work just as well as caging them in a dog crate.
     

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