Does anyone know anything about salmonella. If I have a chick with higher than normal salmonella levels is there a way to get it off or get rid of it. If I have read this right the beaks and feet are the worst areas can I clean it off. And will this affect the eggs when they start producing. They are two months old now.We have 3 of them. We are so in love with the babies as we call them. We do handle them alot they are like part of the family but we do wash well after handeling. None of my family has gotten sick just wondering. Also is there a risk with putting them out with the bigger chickens. We have two full grown girls who are 1 year old. We have them seperated right now because they are on different feeds. Layer for the big girls and grower for the babies. Thank You.
I'm so glad this question was asked. I have planned on researching this ASAP. I purchased my new flock this spring from Estes Hatchery and now find out they had a salmonella outbreak that the CDC is investing. We went through a move and had to leave our beloved chickens behind and have a new flock. I am concerned about the salmonella and how long they could be a carrier or will they always be carriers?
I'm so thankful to all of you out there with knowledge and the desire to share it.
I am in the same boat. My chickens are from Estes and I am worried about it too. I had no idea, but I have been having stomach issues, and hubby pointed out that he heard it on the news. I do wash well, and we are going to add some sanitizer out in the barn, so we can use it before we come back in the house. Would you treat everyone just in case, and with what?