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question regarding children showing chickens

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by hoppy, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. hoppy

    hoppy I'm not all fluff

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    do I have to have my flock tested for npip (the pullurim testing thing) if I as an adult show the chicken? how about if my children show it and it's their chicken?
    all of my chickens either came from a hatchery or came from breeders that tested but I have no paperwork and they all came 1-2 yrs ago.
    I am in maine if that matters.
     
  2. Huny

    Huny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I show and I don't have any pulormium (sp) testing. It might depend on who's running the show but I just showed up and put them in. Someone brought LICE and MITES thought I was pretty upset.

    I thought NPIP stood for National Poultry Improvement Project?
     
  3. Chickenmaven

    Chickenmaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think most every sort of show tests. I know that 4-H does, here in MI.
     
  4. hoppy

    hoppy I'm not all fluff

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    guess I will have to check it out for the show I might be thinking of going to (not that I have what might be showable but you have to start somewhere)
     
  5. Ondra's Seramas

    Ondra's Seramas Drowning in Seramas

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    Our state avian vet drew blood from our home raised chickens at the county fair.
     
  6. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's only required in certain states. It's not required in California, but I'm going up to a show in Washington here in a few weeks and they're actually going to test my birds right there and then at the show because the state requires that all exhibitors be NPIP lisenced or that birds be tested there. So check with your cooperative extention to find out if you have to.
     
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Every state has different requirements, and if they wanted to, a particular show could impose even more rigorous standards than the state.

    Arizona, New Mexico and California do not require any form of testing or health certificate requirements. I don't believe Colorado has any requirements, either. From what I've heard, the farther north or east you go, the more the liklihood of some form of testing or health certificate is required.

    Texas pretty much doesn't allow out of state birds to show. I think Michigan is about the same.
     

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