salmonella

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by imcoryy, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. imcoryy

    imcoryy Out Of The Brooder

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    i was just wondering as i read on article online, when buy a chick does it carry the risk of having salmonella? how can i prevent myself from getting this with the handling of chicks?

    also i plan on buying some chicks in the spring from the local tractor supply store, do they sell specific breeds or will the chicks i buy be a random assortment of breeds?
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    Hand washing after handling your chicks/chickens or doing the coop chores and cooking your eggs is all you need to do.

    Really no different than you should handle any pet care. Just make sure if you do have children, you teach them to always wash their hands.

    And don't kiss the chickens...[​IMG]
     
  3. imcoryy

    imcoryy Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you!
     
  4. imcoryy

    imcoryy Out Of The Brooder

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    ....kissing them i the best part (not serious)
     
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  5. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    If you do kiss them, make sure you have on glasses and don't get pecked in the eye…..and wash your lips..[​IMG]
     
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  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Sunflour has you on a good path with the link provided. Basically this bacteria is present during the hatching process. So yes some chicks can be carrying it on their feathers. As they grow and molt out these feathers they lose this bacteria. Just practice good hygene and wash your hands after handling them, don't kiss them either and you should be fine.

    Welcome to our flock!
     
  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    I hug and kiss my flock. But I always wash my hands after touching them, their eggs or their coop.
     
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    rockinpaints Chillin' With My Peeps

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