Salmonella in backyard chicken eggs USA News

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 6chickens in St. Charles, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. 6chickens in St. Charles

    6chickens in St. Charles Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    We've known about this for months. It was a specific hatchery at a specific time, and of course like petting a dog or a cat you should wash your hands after.
     
  3. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

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    It is interesting what the guy at the hatchery said about handling chickens. Does anyone really wash thier hands like they should?
     
  4. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    Quote:Yep, and I make the kids do thiers too. Than again I'm a soapmaker, and have 2 clean scented boys, so we may be an outlier here.
     
  5. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

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    I do use hand sanitizer frequently but usually only wash when I get actual poo on me.
     
  6. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    Hand sanitizer is great when you don't have a sink around, but since it's alchol based, frequent use can lead to cracked skin, which lets bacteria in. So soap at a sink, and pump when there isn't one.
     
  7. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    I keep hand sanitizer in the coop and after I handle the chickens I use hand sanitizer and then when I go in the house I wash my hands. I didn't know dogs and cats had salmonella too. [​IMG]
     
  8. Noymira

    Noymira Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wash my hands after working with the chickens, and I have 2 special pairs of shoes for going out to the pens that stay by the basement door and never come upstairs. I also wash my eggs before putting them in the fridge.

    I have a 2 year old, so washing my hands is a pretty normal activity around here! She doesn't go into the pens often either, but we always hose down her shoes after and leave them on the porch.
     
  9. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    Salmonella isn't in the chickens eggs... its the chicken itself, right?
     
  10. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    sunny & the 5 egg layers :

    I keep hand sanitizer in the coop and after I handle the chickens I use hand sanitizer and then when I go in the house I wash my hands. I didn't know dogs and cats had salmonella too. [​IMG]

    lol they don't but reptiles can carry it as well. but still handle any animal > wash up.​
     

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