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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by wardrum, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. wardrum

    wardrum Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] I just got my NPIP # in the mail. [​IMG] Should I be this excited?
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Depends on what you wanted it for, I guess. Did you just have the Pullorum/Typhoid testing or did they do Avian Influenza, too?
     
  3. wardrum

    wardrum Out Of The Brooder

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    We had it done for our sons 4-H project. And yes we had the A\\I done also. We have no plans of selling anything, but is nice to feel like we have done something good.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Well, congratulations, then. [​IMG]
     
  5. sabianshepherds

    sabianshepherds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats. Waiting till October until all of my birds are 16 weeks. I am already excited.
     
  6. BairleaFarm

    BairleaFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i recently got mine and havent decided if i want to partake in the Certified Avian clean bs. They test monthly I think the guy said. thats alot of birds to test monthly.
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    NPIP is usually not something for backyard flocks since it was designed to protect the food supply, not to certify flocks disease free (which it does not do). If you show or you are a breeder, it makes sense, of course. If you intended to mail out hatching eggs as a breeder or start sending live birds through the mail, you would need that.

    If it included mycoplasma testing, it would make more sense for a backyard flock owner. In most states, maybe all, you can get that extra test for extra $$$, but it must be done quarterly, if I recall, not annually like the P/T.
     
  8. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i recently got mine and havent decided if i want to partake in the Certified Avian clean bs. They test monthly I think the guy said. thats alot of birds to test monthly.

    In SC (some I would guess it is the same everywhere: which is a CRAZY assumption with the government) to be AI Clean the swab test is done on 30 breeder birds every 6 months.
     

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