Whaat is NPIP?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Stephen518, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. Stephen518

    Stephen518 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just noticed that an individual that is selling their eggs advertized that they are, "NPIP" certified? Obviously it is a government cert but what is it, what does it do for you and how much does it cost? I am not able to contact the person that was advertizing this certification. Thank you in advance for your help.

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  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Hello! NPIP stands for National Poultry Improvement Plan. You can look online and get a phone number to call, and if you pay a small fee, they will test your flock for diseases like pullorium and avian influenza. Then you get a card and a number and the nice thing about it is that, if you buy new birds or sell yours, and they are NPIP certified, you're protecting your flock from disease. So some people do like to see that.

    Also, if you would have a bird die, and couldn't find the reason, you can send it off for a free necropsy, so they can let you know why the bird passed, like if it was from some type of illness or disease.

    I did have my flock certified, but I have changed things up so much, I don't do it anymore. Have a great day,

    Sharon
     

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