A friend of mine thinks us keeping chickens is stupid. Of course. She just sent me this article: http://www.cdc.gov/Features/SalmonellaBabyBirds/ where it goes on to say that having baby chickens will somehow cause my children to get salmonella and die. The article even says this "Do not let children under 5 years of age handle or touch baby chicks, ducklings, or other young birds. " And my friend knows I have a 3 year old and 5 year old who play with the chicks every day. It was so nice of her to send it to me and everyone we know saying I should read it because of my new baby chicks. What sort of facts/stat's can I send back to her proving that not all children who come in contact with chicks will catch salmonella? I'm just irritated that people are now looking at my three little chicks as potential disease-carrying monsters. HELP!!