Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Lunachick, Aug 31, 2007.

  1. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    Hi everyone, I'm thinking of getting an extra hen from someone local, and they claim they are NPIP, I looked it up, but how do I know that the hen I'm interested in is NPIP protected? In other words, what do I look for? I want to do the right thing. Thank you.

    ~ I was looking around on quarantining and NPIP makes me believe that I can quarantine for 2 wks safely with an NPIP chicken. Is this correct? Any advice would be appreciated!
  2. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Songster

    Jul 18, 2007
    Lakeland, Ga
  3. jimnjay

    jimnjay Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bryant Alabama
    NPIP simply means that her flock has been tested. It is done annually and it certifys that her flock is free of Pullorum and is Typhoid Clean. She should have a certificate from her State and you can ask to see the certificate to be sure it is current.
  4. cristina33

    cristina33 Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    All my chickens that are tested thru the state also get a leg band with a number on it. The paper that you get from the state has the numbers on it and you can see what chickens have been tested! Hope this helps!
    Take Care

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