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Does my chickens have salmonella poisoning?

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I fed my chickens 1 piece of chicken nuggets that I bought from the store frozen and the brand is Foster Farms. I fed chicken nuggets to them very rarely because very rarely I buy chicken nuggets. I just give it to them for a treat even though that is cannabalism. I heard there is a recalled on 561,000 pound sof chickens and scared that my chickens is poison with salmonella but it didn't said Foster Farms was on the list for getting infected with salmonella. But I haven't seen them with diarrhea or any other chickens related salmonella symptoms nor did I with diarrhea or vomiting or fever. So am I safe and also my chickens too? I preheat the oven for 400 Fahrenheit and cooked it for 10 minutes in 400 Fahrenheit heat and when I took it out, it is fully cooked because clear juicy stuff come out of it and it is super hot! 


Edited by RedBreasted - 10/6/15 at 5:52pm

I have 1 Rhode Island Red hen, 1 Buff Orpington hen, 1 Brown Leghorn, and 5 goldfishes.

 

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I have 1 Rhode Island Red hen, 1 Buff Orpington hen, 1 Brown Leghorn, and 5 goldfishes.

 

I Love Animals!!!

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  I am not sure how salmonella affects chickens but in humans you get pretty bad stomach cramps, vomitting and diarrhea.  Dogs will get bloody stool.  If you haven't noticed any signs of illness, then I think you are O.K. 

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I believe all egg bearing animals can carry salmonella with no ill effects, that includes chickens, snakes, etc... Personally I would not feed chickens raw poultry especially if it comes from an outside source, I would worry about transmitting a much more serious disease.

 

Most people, dogs and cats have a natural resistance to low levels of salmonella, lots of folks feed their dogs raw chicken with no ill effects. Salmonella is most commonly a problem for people with weak immune systems such as the very young or elderly.


Edited by Sonya9 - 11/6/15 at 4:15am
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If Salmonella gets into a hatchery, the hatchery will be closed down by our Agricultural Department in Canada.  I am not sure if the same applies to U.S. Hatcheries. 

 

One near us had this happen and they will not be able to raise chickens in the same area for at least a year. 

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