Kissing Pet Chicken and Salmonella

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by PineCone67, Sep 15, 2016.

  1. PineCone67

    PineCone67 Out Of The Brooder

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    Some recent media chatter about the CDC study (http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/22/10/15-0765_article) linking backyard chickens and salmonella.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry...-kissing-chickens_us_57da38ece4b08cb14093da83

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...ng-chickens-is-bad-for-your-health-cdc-warns/

    https://www.statnews.com/2016/09/14/backyard-chickens-salmonella-outbreaks/

    Personally, I am not really worried about being infected (for the record, I do not kiss my birds and use common sense with hand washing, etc) but also do not treat them as walking petri dishes about to kill me with their bacteria. Yet, stories such as those are certainly not helping the backyard chickens movement at all. What’s your take on this?
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    I read those articles as well. Not sure on the salmonella but just where chickens peck makes me not want to get my mouth very close to their beaks or anywhere else on them!
     
  3. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I figure it's no better or worse than some people letting their dogs lick them right on the mouth.... especially right after your dog finishes eating that dead frog over there. :)

    MrsB
     
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