Okay, I have a couple of girlfriends who got their chicks from a reputable hatchery but said hatchery has since had a salmonella outbreak and their chicks were purchased before it was traced to them. My questions are these: 1- Does salmonella kill chickens? Or are they simply carriers for it? 2- If so, how can you tell that a chicken has died due to salmonella? 3- How can I protect my own flock? There is so, so much traffic (especially our kids' shoes!!) between the households and the kids are always playing with or catching the chickens.