NPIP Testing in Maryland

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by ThreeBoysChicks, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Thurmont, MD
    I followed the link from Crunchie's Signature to the Maryland site. I contacted them regarding a couple of things.

    1 - I want to be able to sell my eggs at Farmer's Market.
    2 - NPIP Certification to put people at eaze when selling chicks.

    The gentleman I spoke to was very helpful and basically said at this point with all of the State cut backs, they don't have the man power to test nor enforce. And that many of the regulations have been let go. But if I wanted to continue, he gave me the name of a couple of folks that are certified to test my birds.

    Question - I did not know that NPIP testing was re-occuring every 90 days. I guess it makes sense though. The gentlemen said that they need to do 30 of each type (Duck, Geese, Chickens, etc). The gentleman said that with budget cut backs in Maryland they themselves only test animals that are suspected of having issues (Respitory problems). He said that they are pushing all of the healthy animal test business to individuals who have been trained to do the testing and that each of them charge their own fees. For those of you who have had the testing done, did you have to pay and how much?
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    The 90 day requirement is brand new--as in this month, April 09, and is a federal requirement.
  3. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Thurmont, MD
    Is there anyone out there from Maryland - I would really like to get some feedback from some of you!
  4. kipenei

    kipenei New Egg

    Apr 7, 2009
    Baltimore County here.

    County says I need to have more than 1 acre.
    No further regulations provided chickens are not a commericial operation.

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