Yes...and they lived to a ripe old age. Go figure. And we think we are sooooo enlightened nowadays about proper food handling, what to feed to dogs (many on here wouldn't dream of feeding their dog spoiled meat from the fridge but go completely unaware that canines will bury fresh meat for days until it is gamey and rotten enough to consume and digest properly), what is "safe" for chickens to eat, etc.
I've read posts where they insist that feeding chickens their own eggs back to them without cooking them first can give the chickens diseases such as salmonella. Really? Can you re-infect a chicken with salmonella that is presumably a carrier of the disease to the degree that it shows up in her eggs?
Get real, folks.
Dogs are some of the nastiest creatures on this earth...I love them, but they do some do some things that the USDA would not approve of. They love to find and eat something the fly's might even pass up......and then roll around on top of what they don't eat. What these newbies should be worried about when it comes to salmonella is the greens they feed the chickens.......like lettuce.......old lettuce is far more likely to cause a problem in poultry than just about anything else I have seen. Waterfowl, whiich for the most part are indestructible, can get salmonella from bad lettuce if it is left out cooking in the sun.