Let me start by giving you a little backround on this subject. After I bought my chicks at Easter time, I started getting worried that they were sick. I called all of my vets around here and nobody could help me out. (Scarey to think I don't have a vet to help me if I need it, I know! Thank heavens I have all of you!) In fact, one vets office even questioned me as to why these 5 day old chicks were not with their momma! Anyhow, I found a phone number for our regions USDA office and spoke with a very nice vet who helped me with my chicks. They are better now (I think I was just over-worrying to begin with), but now I am getting all of these e-mails and phone calls about signing up for the NAIS from this vet. I finally told her exactly what I think of the system this morning. I tried to be as polite as I could. I told her that I could see that the system might be beneficial to large and commercial farms, but could see no benefit for the little man. I also told her that I didn't like the fact that I would be giving the gov. permission to just come onto my property whenever they wanted, and take away my animals. I also had to add that the system was just another way for the government to take away our rights. Needless to say, I think she now knows how I feel about the NAIS! Hopefully she will leave me alone now! -Sorry to any of you who are NAIS advocates. I really just don't see any benefit in doing this. -Edited for spelling errors. OOPS!