NPIP for quail?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Bettacreek, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    So, I've heard about people having to have their stock NPIP tested in order to ship eggs/birds, but does this count for buttons and coturnix?
     
  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    yep im getting mine NPIPed but im waiting until my marans are old enough so i can do it all together...well unless my buddies (certified testers) wanna come twice by all means they can![​IMG]


    it costs gas to and from and their supplies and it's worth it [​IMG] I'm either paying cash or chicks [​IMG]

    but yeppers coturnix can be tested and im sure that means buttons can be too unless they're too tiny to get a good enough sample from without harming them.

    If you have i think it's less than 30 birds all the birds have to be tested. So the majority of my coturnix will be tested as will all of my marans. [​IMG]

    If you have any other questions about NPIP for PA i can pester Sam (quailhollowp&p) for help LOL!
     
  3. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    How much does it usually cost per bird, and what all do you have to do? I have way less than 30, so I'd have to get them all tested.
     
  4. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:per bird I dont think it works that way. Kev (quailhollowp&ps) fiancee said gas to and from, supplies, time and shipping the samples off to the testing facility is what needs to be paid for [​IMG]


    All birds have to be breeding age or 4 months old whichever comes first.
     
  5. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

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    Wow you have to pay alot there! I had mine tested today and I paid 10 cents a bird! $9.00 all together. They tested all my birds that were 16 weeks and up, including Valley quail.
     
  6. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:yeah i even heard some testers are free but these guys charge I thikn they should be allowed to charge though for what they have to do [​IMG] 10 cents per bird would add up if there was a huge facility of birds but for small flocks i can see why they'd want to charge for gas etc [​IMG]
     
  7. Lophura

    Lophura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:According to our NPIP here in MO, all galliformes - domestic and wild - over a certain age, must be tested yearly and anseriformes, just once. Our little buttons are included in the yearly test, much easier to handle than an adult peacock!!

    I didn't realize other states charge for the testing.

    Dan
     

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