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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Nitrostreak, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. Nitrostreak

    Nitrostreak Chirping

    Jun 12, 2011
    Jackson County
    What does NPIP stand for? I'm browsing ebay, looking for some hatching eggs and I keep seeing this acronym.

    I hope this is the right thread... ^^;

  2. Nava

    Nava I Got The Naked Neck Blues

    Aug 2, 2009
    Ocala Fl
    Quote: National Poultry Improvement Plan
  3. It could stand for 'Never-Pee-In-Public'.
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2011
  4. meepitqueenie

    meepitqueenie Gallo's Poultry Haven

    May 26, 2010
    in the adirondacks
    I just had the test done. A state flock tester comes to your house and tests your whole flock for Pullorum.

    To get certified then your flock gets tested and must be negative for Pullorum.

    Its like the test you have for showing your birds at the fair or at a show. just its your whole flock instead of just the few that you are showing.

    you should only bring birds, chicks, eggs into your flock that are from a NPIP breeder after you are tested to make sure your birds and flock stays clean.

    You can sell eggs, chicks, and birds after certification with a certificate that they are Pullorum Free. Just like a large hatchery that participates in the program.
  5. Nitrostreak

    Nitrostreak Chirping

    Jun 12, 2011
    Jackson County
    Thanks so much for the info!

    Dipsy, I laughed xD

    Very good to know, and VERY glad I found out BEFORE buying!
  6. joe17

    joe17 Songster

    Nov 25, 2009
    How do they test them? Blood sample or swab? How long does it take for the procedure and the results? Any pullorom disease symptoms to make sure I don't fail?
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2011
  7. KalikoFarms

    KalikoFarms Songster

    Jun 14, 2011
    NEWBE here .......What is pullorum?

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