NPIP- is anyone here certified???

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  1. nccatnip

    nccatnip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would like feedback on why you are or are not NPIP certified.
    If yes, what did you have to do to be certified? And was it worth it?
     
  2. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    Ok, I'll ask, I'm still new and ignorant. What is that? [​IMG]
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    National Poultry Improvement Plan. They come out and you pay to have them test your birds once a year for Pullorum and Typhoid and maybe one other thing, depending on the state. It's a USDA thing. I think in some ways it gives a false sense of security that the birds are completely healthy when it only tests a couple of diseases; birds get so many things. They could also contract something AFTER the blood draw that year and still be considered NPIP Certified birds. Someone else may think it's the greatest thing since sliced bread, though.
     
  4. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    Thanks for the insight, speckled. Your wisdom and kindness are appreciated. [​IMG]
     
  5. mdbucks

    mdbucks Cooped Up

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  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Didn't say I was certified, md. Just explained the program a bit. You do not have to have it to sell chicks in general, unless at auctions, etc. In some states, it is unfortunately being linked to NAIS premises registration(for info on that, see www.nonais.org. I do not sell birds at auction nor do I show birds where it may be a requirement to participate. There are state differences in what they test for beyond Pullorum and Typhoid, but someone else may have to elaborate on that.
     
  7. mdbucks

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    Ok I read it as the came out, not that they would come out. Just on other thread mentioned of having to have it to sell nayhting under 5 months in Minnisota, then to sell in MD at auctions, wasn't shre how wide spread rules went sounds like whatever individuals decide to try to enforce.
     
  8. Rafter 7 Paint Horses

    Rafter 7 Paint Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    East Texas
    I would also like to get "real" information on NPIP certification.

    I have heard some people say that the Pullorum/Typhoid test makes you NPIP certified. This is not true.
    Pullorum/Typhoid tests are governed by USDA and rep. from them comes & draws blood and tests for Pullorum and Typhoid. This test is free. If you want to sell chickens out of your state, you must pay a $25.00 fee.
    You are supposed to have it done if you are going to sell chickens or eggs to anyone. You have to have it done if you plan to sell chickens anywhere but from your place. You also have to be certified from your state animal health commission to sell chickens anywhere except from your house. This certificate is the one that the fees cost by how many chickens you have in a one year time frame.

    I have had conflicting info on the NPIP certification from USDA and Animal Health. They really can't tell me without me signing up for it. One said it would cost about $10.00 per chicken per year, and another said it would be about $70.00 a year total, unless USDA wanted to run extra tests & then I would have to have one of their approved avian vets out, at my expense to run the tests.

    I was also told that you are NPIP certified, you do not have to have the certification from Animal Health Commision.

    So I would really like to know what the truth to NPIP certification is.

    Sorry to ramble on, I just get the run-a-round & would really like to know.

    Jean
     
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  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

  10. Rafter 7 Paint Horses

    Rafter 7 Paint Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    East Texas
    I've already been through it and talked to them. I still don't know anymore than before. That is where I got all the conflicting info.
    I think it is actually two departments and they don't know what the other is doing.

    I already do the pullorum/Thyphoid testing through USDA, and have the certificate from Animal Health to sell chickens at auctions or wherever I want to. And, I have had my chickens tested for Avian Flu.
    Texas Animal Health comes out once a year & inspects also.

    Jean
     
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