NPIP

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by UrbanFarmChix, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. UrbanFarmChix

    UrbanFarmChix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How important do you think NPIP is when you're buying eggs?
     
  2. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    if you have a npip certified flock, its mandatory, If you are not certified, and want to buy from non-certified, there is very little pullorum and typhoid around. Your chances of getting mycoplasm is a bigger threat, and its not necessarily covered under npip certification.
    Jen
     
  3. UrbanFarmChix

    UrbanFarmChix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not familiar with mycoplasm. How is it passed around? What kind of questions do I need to be asking to avoid it?
     
  4. jnjross

    jnjross Chillin' With My Peeps

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    edwards, ms
    where did your birds come from? is a good start.
    i didn't seek out a npip breeder when i started my flock i looked into good standards of breed and a breeder in good standing in this community (byc) .
    i do plan to go npip later this year when this years' hatches are adults.
     

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