"tested by the State of Texas"

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Vickir73, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. Vickir73

    Vickir73 Chickens Ate My Brain

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    I see this in Craigs list ads quite often. What does it mean and should this be something I should check into doing for my flock? Will I need to do this if I want to show and/or sell at a later date?
     
  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    It probably means that they are NPIP (National Poultry Improvement Plan) participants. You can find more info on NPIP for Texas here:
    http://www.poultryhelp.com/npipclientinfo.html

    It says that - "The 65th (Texas) Legislature passed an act which requires that all domestic poultry used in the production of offspring for the sale or trade be Pullorum-Typhoid negative."
     

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