Taking care of our chickens....Salmonella ?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by harleyjo, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. harleyjo

    harleyjo Songster

    May 6, 2010
    SW Iowa
    What are the best things we can do to manage our flocks to keep the risks of salmonella starting in our flocks?
  2. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    I personally try to keep my coop as clean as possible. I change their nest boxes anytime they look messy because I don't want poopy eggs. Don't wash your eggs in hot water, you don't want the pores to open. I also try to get my eggs in the fridge before they're 24 hours old unless I plan to hatch them. I'm open for any and all other suggestions.
  3. turtlebird

    turtlebird Songster

    Dec 11, 2009
    raw, unfiltered ACV
    also, I have heard that deep litter management makes it difficult for Salmonellae to survive....
    Keep the rodents out of the feed/feeders
    clean water and fresh air [​IMG]
    Keep those birds healthy and happy
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
  5. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    Another good reason for feeding Purina! No animal protien. Thanks for the article gritsar

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