There are more dangers than just antibiotics or GMOs in the food you eat.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickengeorgeto, Jun 5, 2016.

  1. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

    Seven separate Salmonella outbreaks across 35 states sickened more than 300 people in the first four months of this year and are ongoing. All the outbreaks are being blamed on live poultry from “backyard flocks.”

    Public health officials from local to federal levels, along with veterinary and agriculture officials across the country are collaborating with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) on the outbreak investigations, according to an announcement Thursday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
    Of 238 patients interviewed so far, 91 percent of them — 217 — reported having contact with live poultry in the week before their symptoms began.

    “Ill people reported purchasing live baby poultry from several different suppliers, including feed supply stores, co-ops, hatcheries and friends in multiple states,” the CDC reported.....This is why you should always quarantine new poultry and only purchase chicks from reputable hatcheries. .
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2016
  2. Birdy Buddy

    Birdy Buddy Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 2, 2015
    Sacramento CA
    My Coop
    Why are GMO dangerous in food? I don't think anyone's ever been made sick by any GMO.
  3. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 28, 2008
    This is a reminder that hand-washing after handling baby poultry is a necessity. Baby birds, whether they are chicks, ducklings, goslings, poults or keets, are not little feathered humans. They can potentially carry diseases. Salmonella is one.

    This thread isn't about possible GMO dangers. It is about the possible illnesses baby poultry can transmit to humans.
  4. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

    True but to many overlook the obvious. The obvious is that many large hatcheries contract out to small regional operations to supply chick in the large hatchery's name. This is especially true when the chicks must be shipped long distances. This keeps many chicks from dying because of excessive shipping times. Ask your chick supplier if your chicks are going to be DROP shipped.
  5. sr26

    sr26 Out Of The Brooder

    May 14, 2016
    Seattle, WA
    you must not research enough... or believe the lies they publish. I dont wanna get into an argument on here, but frankenfood should be considdered dangerous until proven otherwise. I didnt offer to be a guinea pig.
  6. waterouzel

    waterouzel Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 19, 2008
    True! Food produced from GMO's (sugar, corn, and soy beans mainly) are identical to food produced by non-GMO's and have been consumed for decades by millions of people and animals with no ill effects whatsover. All the research backs this up. On the other hand, plenty of people have died from eating food labeled 'organic'.

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