We all know the risks of salmonella and how important it is to keep chickens and chicken items in their own area. Seriously, do we really practice it? There should be a designated clean area around our house where chickens, our boots, rakes, etc never end up. We shouldn’t drink our morning coffee when tending to the chickens. Okay, I’m guilty, and I’ll bet I’m not alone. So lets take another look at how to be responsible chicken keepers, got a couple minutes to keep your family safe? 🙂
An increasing number of people around the country are choosing to keep live poultry, such as chickens or ducks, as part of a greener, healthier lifestyle. While you enjoy the benefits of backyard chickens and other poultry, it is important to consider the risk of illness, especially for children, which can result from handling live poultry or anything in the area where they live and roam.