I've been posting this under other topics but I want to cast my net a little wider to see if I can get anymore info. I am so depressed after reading this: http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/a 3/LIVING01 It's about the risks of salmonella from pet chickens and how often people get sick from this. These are not "easter chicks" to me. I always wanted a flock of chickens and now I have to give up my babies because I have a 5 year old that has good intentions but forgets to wash his hands (despite my many reminders and demands) sometimes and I also have a 10 month old baby who gets his mouth on everything my 5 year old touches and a diabetic mother that babysits when I'm at work. I don't think it would be very good for my baby and mother to get salmonella considering their immune system. In some cases people are hospitalized. How bad would I feel if my "pet chickens" got my family sick? I've only had them a week and they are still young. Sure I could find somebody around here to take them, but I don't want to give them up. I know that even when they are grown the risk is still there. Picture my 5 year old digging in the yard for bugs, touches some chicken poo and comes inside, touches my infants toys and as soon as my baby puts the toy in his mouth... infection. What to do? I can't follow my five year old around everywhere he goes and he has a one track mind and forgets. ARG! So frustrating. I read this article and other articles that gives me hope... if I could only find this product for sale. I only have 5 chicks and I wonder if I can buy this stuff in a small amount? hhttp://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9B00E5DE1638F933A15750C0A96E958260&sec=health&spon=&pagewanted=all Guess the best way to prevent my family from getting infected is to find another home for my feathery babies. . This is heartbreaking. If anybody has heard of this product or if anybody has been sick from salmonella, let me know what to expect. I need hope.