NPIP Certified... is it worth it for me?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Hillaire, Apr 23, 2017.

  1. Hillaire

    Hillaire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey everyone... So I'm doing some research and thinking about getting my flock certified... I raise cochin bantams and have a couple sillkies, a Japanese bantam, and just got into buff orpington bantams... I'm think about eventually selling eggs for consumption and for hatching along with selling chicks... I will be making some breeder pens for the BO bantams and for the silkies. My question is this is it worth getting NPIP certified? Besides the BO and Silkies my cochin chicks are going to be barnyard mixes when it comes to coloring... is that frowned upon? I just don't want to jump into the big process of getting certified if it isn't going to be something that they will do since my cochins will be mixed color variety that isn't "standard"... any input is definitely appreciated.
     
  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Are you going to ship them or sell them locally?
     
  3. Hillaire

    Hillaire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sell them locally and sell eggs locally at the farmers market
     
  4. Hillaire

    Hillaire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the buff orpington bantams if I get them looking really nice in a few years I may want to ship if the demand for them is there
     
  5. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Probably not worth it, if you are not shipping them.
     
  6. Hillaire

    Hillaire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for the reply eggbert, I didn't think so, there are just so many rules for ny it's a lot of information to take in lol
     

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