I am doing a paper on backyard family run chicken meat and egg farms (either to sell or personal use) vs big company battery hen egg farms, and would like any help offered! I will be doing a lot of research and wanted to know a few things from people here. Has anybody here had a salmonella (or similar) scare/wipeout? If anybody here has rescued battery hens can you post any before/after pictures?? Also, if you do reply I would like to use pictures and/or comments and can either site the resource as Backyard Chickens, or by username. Now I am off to research my butt off! Thanks for any help! I just need personal experience rather then facts, thanks again!