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NPIP Testing.

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by AndysPeafowlSanctuary, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. AndysPeafowlSanctuary

    AndysPeafowlSanctuary Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm getting my peafowl tested at the begging of the year so I can sell off some of my offspring after summer. I also own chickens, ducks and guineas which are located in the front yard in a pen and my peafowl are in my back yard in pens. My question is.. Will I have to get all the birds on my property tested also or only just the peafowl? I don't plan to sell any of the chickens, ducks or guineas. I hope they bring back up if i have to get everything tested, they'll be here all day lol. Thanks Andy:)
     
  2. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    yes, EVERYTHING on your property has to be tested. Doesnt work so well if you test group A, and note group B. If group B is sick, then group A will be too soon.
    So start catching them up, they all will have to be tested. Also after this, you arent allowed to buy more unless they too come from NPIP tested birds and come with proper paper work. You are also not allowed to have visitors come to your farm to see the birds for bio security measures. That's the one I didnt like, but see their point.
    Chicken folks often carry avian illnesses on the cloths and shoes, so when they walk around their farm, step in a poop pile, then come see you, they are now tracking their bird problems into your soil, so the NPIP say NO you just have to run a closed facility after certification.
     
  3. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Good luck on the testing Andy. How much does it cost to get your flock tested?

    Andy, you mentioned in one of your post, that you purchased some of your peafowl from a lady in south louisiana. Doe she have a website? I may be interested in purchasing some peafowl from her.
     
  4. 6littlechickies

    6littlechickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here in Ohio NPIP is $50 plus mileage for travel of the agent performing the testing. If you add in the optional additional testing the govt. picks up the mileage portion and it is only the $50. Even if every single bird is not tested, they will test from every grouping you have to check for disease. The bio security issue they wil explain when they come and you will see they suit up, disinfect themselves before testing and bag the suit and gear for disposal when leaving. It would be a shame to have a whole flock wiped out by a disease accidentaly tracked in by another poultry owner or someone who was exposed to sick birds at a fair, show, or any other way. Being NPIP makes it easier to sell to other NPIP flock owners because of the restrictions and does not hamper selling to non NPIP owners. Good luck. [​IMG]
     
  5. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Overrun With Chickens

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    Testing in Louisiana is free.
     
  6. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:REALLY? WOW!!! [​IMG]

    Thanks
     
  7. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:[​IMG] if you have large flocks..they take a large sample of birds from each pen.....Which i was sure glad when I had over 100 breeding peafowl [​IMG] They also test for bird flu.
     
  8. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    The testing is a great thing but kinda scary if any of your birds come back "sick" but at the same time, you would know if any of your birds are sick. In the event any of your birds are sick, do they cull them or do they return them to you? If they take your birds for testing, how long are the birds away from home?
     
  9. 6littlechickies

    6littlechickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:At least in Ohio, they test them right there with you, I actually caught and held them while she drew the blood. Your birds do not leave for initial testing. The one test came back right then and there and the other they had to collect samples and send out. We were told if there were any problems they would call us by the end of that week (we tested on a Tues). We did get something about a week later saying all testing went well and to be on the look out for our final paperwork. It took a few weeks but all our final NPIP paperwork came in the mail. I'm not sure what the process is if you test positive, I think it would depend on what came up positive. I'm sure if you call your state agency they could answer for you. I know the gal that came out to our place was just amazing, really, really knowledgeable and very helpful! She even said she'd call us next year to setup our yearly visit for testing so we don't even have to remember to call to schedule that.
     
  10. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got tested a few months ago. I have only about 25 birds. I was supposed to have 100% tested. The guy came out and only tested 5. Go figure.[​IMG] You never know whats going to happen. I suggest that if he only wants to test a small %, to test some of each kind of fowl. You SHOULD have 100% tested. Good luck.
     

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