What are the stats on Salmonella or Pullorum in regular backyard laying flocks? Do they tell you that in NPIP classes? How many people who take the NPIP test on their flocks end up having Salmonella or Pullorum? 10% or 75%? Maybe Pullorum and Salmonella are the same thing. Just one chicken with Salmonella infects the whole flock, right? All my layers seem perfectly healthy, but I was wondering what kind of risks I'm taking eating the odd raw egg now and then. I don't sell any eggs. Now if I get hatching eggs from a breeder, then Pullorum can hatch along with the chicks and then I'd have an infected flock, right? And the chicks won't necessarily show any signs of any trouble, right? I'd not necessarily know if the chicks were sick, right? Can a flock that has some Pullorum in it, get rid of it over time through good practices? I guess I'm thinking that it's not likely that we've never had Pullorum in our flock and yet we haven't had any signs or sickness so maybe our flock could have had it and now doesn't have it since we take really good care of them. Is that possible? And if they always are carriers, how are they carrying it? Why can't they get over it? Can they maybe slough off less bacteria at different times in their lives? Like maybe they are only contagious during times of stress like if you move them to a new coop or something like that? Oh, and what are the percentages of chickens that carry salmonella and then don't have the salmonella in their eggs or egg ducts? Anyone know? Do the NPIP people go over that? Thanks for answer to even just one question.