For the last year I have been going back and forth on becoming NPIP certified in my state. I know there are both pros/cons on becoming certified. I have reasons why I don't want to become certified. The main reason is I don't want big brother to interfere w/ what I am doing. In other words if I am on the list of NPIP farms in the state they come in and say we are taking your birds for one reason or another. I'm pretty sure this hasn't happened but the way this world is going I think it is truly possible it could happen. I would rather fly under the radar if you know what I am talking about. I'm not doing anything illegal w/ my birds or anything I would just rather big brother not know. Does anyone else feel the same way I do and that might prevent you from joining the program. Besides knowing your birds are AI and Pullorum/Typhoid clean why else would you join? I personally don't introduce birds into my flock unless I hatch them myself.