'Don't Kiss Or Snuggle Backyard Poultry': Linked To Salmonella Outbreaks


A growing salmonella outbreak has been linked to backyard chickens - and owners who get a little to close and personal with their poultry.

  • According to the CDC, 163 people have been sickened in 43 states so far - and nearly a third of the victims are children under the age of 5.
  • The agency warns that touching or holding chickens without properly washing your hands afterwards can spread disease.  
  • In other words, "Don't kiss or snuggle backyard poultry, and don't eat or drink around them". They also recommend keeping hand sanitizer near the chicken coop.
  • Have you ever raised backyard chickens? What are some other tips we might not know?

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