I have the approximate date for the NPIP testing for my flock. It will be the first part of January 2011. The guy on the phone explained the process to me. He asked how many birds did I have and I told him. He said that he will have to test a minimum of 60 chickens because I have so many chickens. I explained that I have other animals as well (ducks, geese, turkeys and peafowl). He said that he will need to test some of them as well. He said that the process is very easy and that I will get the results on the spot. He said that if everything turns out ok, then I will receive my certification number and my name will be placed on the list as being NPIP certified. I hope everything goes as easy as he explained. He ended by saying the testing is FREE.