I have had a few inquiries about shipping eggs and chicks so I have submitted my examination for NPIP certification to the state. I've ordered the antigen and bands and made an appointment with my vet to come out and help me with the first round of testing. With well over two hundred birds not counting the ducks who don't have to be tested, it will be a very long afternoon. The state has been doing more visits to auctions and swap meets lately and the post awful is supposed to be checking for that information before shipping. If it wasn't for wanting to ship across state lines I probably wouldn't bother, but with this many birds and eggs to sell I feel like it is the right thing to do. I am not fearful of buying eggs or chicks from others, but I am concerned that a shipment of eggs or birds could be delayed because of not having the legal certifications in place.