SC NPIP Requirements for Pullorum-Typhoid Clean Breeding Flocks & Hatcheries

  • Breeder flocks must be tested annually by a SC State Tester or a SC NPIP Authorized Testing Agent.

  • The premises will be given an Official Premises ID number with Clemson University Livestock Poultry Health.

  • Participants must do the following to maintain U.S. Pullorum-Typhoid Clean status:

    1. The breeding stock, replacement breeders and birds used as “setters” must be Pullorum-Typhoid blood tested negative every 12 months. Each bird tested shall be identified with a SC NPIP/PIA numbered leg or wing band. The first time a flock is tested for Pullorum-Typhoid Clean status, 100% of the poultry present on the farm must be tested and supervised by a State Tester.

    2. Annual inspection of flock, bird housing, hatchery and records.

    3. New birds added to the farm (breeding or miscellaneous) must be tested Pullorum-Typhoid negative before adding to the flock if they are not coming from a U. S. Pullorum-Typhoid Clean flock. Proof of Pullorum-Typhoid Clean status or testing must be kept as records and available to show at the annual inspection.

    4. Poultry equipment, poultry houses/pens and the land in the immediate vicinity shall be kept in sanitary condition. The participating flock (tested breeder birds), their eggs and all equipment used in connection with the breeder flock shall be separated from non-participating birds.

    5. All flocks shall consist of healthy, normal individuals, characteristic of the breed, variety, cross or other combination, which they are stated to represent.

    6. Hatcheries, including brooder rooms, shall be kept in sanitary condition.

      1. Entire hatchery shall be shall be kept in a neat, orderly condition and free from accumulated dust.

      2. Incubator walls, floors and trays shall be kept free from debris, such as broken eggs and eggshells.

      3. Hatchers and trays shall be cleaned and disinfected after each hatch. Hatchery residue (eggshells, pips, etc.) shall be disposed of promptly and in a manner satisfactory to the SC NPIP State Inspector.

      4. Tops of incubators and hatchers shall be kept clean (not used for storage).

      5. No birds or other animals are allowed in the incubator / hatcher rooms.

    7. All poultry offered for sale shall be normal and typical of the breed, variety or cross. Hatching eggs shall be sound in shell and typical for the breed, variety or cross.

    8. Records, which include buyer/seller name & address, dates of purchases and sales of birds or hatching eggs shall be maintained for 3 years and may be subject to inspection by the SC NPIP State Inspector.

    9. Contact the SC NPIP Office at (803) 788-2260, if you plan to move hatching eggs, babies or older birds across state lines as you will need NPIP 9-3 movement forms. You will need to contact the state of destination for their requirements.