6 KINGS FARM CERTIFICATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

Sussex County Beekeepers

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The Guinea Fowl International Association is a community of people passionate about the care, breeding, and study of this unique and beloved bird. Guinea fowl keepers the world over rely on us daily to make guinea fowl ownership easier, more successful, or even possible at all. 

 

Our Mission
To support the responsible keeping and breeding of Guinea Fowl.
To educate on the care and habits of Guinea Fowl.
To offer assistance to those interested in the incubation, hatching and keeping of Guinea Fowl.

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The National Poultry Improvement Plan was established in the early 1930's to provide a cooperative industry, state, and federal program through which new diagnostic technology can be effectively applied to the improvement of poultry and poultry products throughout the country. The development of the NPIP was initiated to eliminate Pullorum Disease caused by Salmonella pullorum which was rampant in poultry and could cause upwards of 80% mortality in baby poultry. The program was later extended and refined to include testing and monitoring for Salmonella typhoid, Salmonella enteritidis, Mycoplasma gallisepticum, Mycoplasma synoviae, Mycoplasma meleagridis, and Avian Influenza. In addition, the NPIP currently includes commercial poultry, turkeys, waterfowl, exhibition poultry, backyard poultry, and game birds. The technical and management provisions of the NPIP have been developed jointly by Industry members and State and Federal officials. These criteria have established standards for the evaluation of poultry with respect to freedom from NPIP diseases.

NPIP requires 100% of the flock to be tested initially, then a sample to be tested annually. No birds are to be brought in from non- NPIP flocks and biosecurity has to be in place as well as annual inspections. FPG is proud to be one of the FEW guinea breeders to uphold these standards. It is up to the buyer to determine if they prefer NPIP certified birds, but birds and eggs are not to be shipped over state lines without NPIP status.  This is the law but few abide so..... use care when purchasing hatching eggs, birds  and/or keets/chicks of any poultry species.