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NPIP testing

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Senna95, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. Senna95

    Senna95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    has anyone been through this process?

    We had the state vet here last Friday to do NPIP testing on our ducks. I was very nervous at first, but in the end it was a very nice experience. The guy was friendly, knowlegeable, and EXTREMELY helpful. I got a lot of good advise and information and NO LECTURES!! We will get our results sometime next week.

    In february I will have my chickens tested as well (they were still too young this time).
     
  2. newbyduckmom

    newbyduckmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2011
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    NPIP testing?
     
  3. Senna95

    Senna95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Stands for National Poultry Improvement Plan. They test for certain diseases that affect poultry and/or humans.

    Most large hatcheries are certified. Most small back-yard flocks are not.

    You have to be certified in order to sell hatching eggs, chicks (ducklings), and/or adult birds accross state lines. Also it's a good idea if you show your birds and expose them to others.

    The down-side is that once I get certified I can no longer purchase birds from non NPIP certified flocks. But now that I have (almost) all of the colors and breeds I wanted, I decided it was time to bite the bullet.
     
  4. newbyduckmom

    newbyduckmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2011
    Snohomish County, WA
    Thanks for the information...and hello from a bit north of you!
     
  5. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Yes, I went throught the testing. I'm NPIP certified.
     
  6. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2010
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    Ok i have to ask,

    Do they test all birds on your property.
    a few out of each enclosure?

    or how do they do it?
     
  7. toadbriar

    toadbriar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My state doesn't test waterfowl. Woo! off the hook.
     
  8. Senna95

    Senna95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, every state is different. Here in Washington they test a percentage (25-30 %), and they devide it up with a few samples from each enclosure. They only test for avian influenza on ducks, which is free...... I think it's a federal program that pays for it.
     
  9. Chinchilla2

    Chinchilla2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is something I need to have done soon. Right now all I have are chicks so I'm holding off until I get a larger coop and run completed and everyone outside. While I have no plans at present to sell the eggs or show my babies, I would rather get it done and never need the certification than never get the certification and need it.
     
  10. dwhite

    dwhite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It sounds easy to do, the problem is I don't know of a single call duck breeder around me that is NPIP so I would be essentially cutting off my ability to get new blood.
     

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