Which hatchery has been sending out Salmonella infected chicks?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by chknbrdr, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. chknbrdr

    chknbrdr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This morning on AgDay, there was a report about a mailorder hatchery that has been sending out chicks that are contaminated with Salmonella. Just wondered if anyone knows who it is, so we can all avoid it. The CDC has not publicly identified the hatchery yet.

    Matt
     
  2. Blue

    Blue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wasn't aware of this situation, so I did a Google search and found this: http://www.webmd.com/news/20090122/baby-chicks-crawling-with-salmonella (an older article though, but it does list the home states of some of the hatcheries); however, I'd consider any chick a potential source of salmonella, along with many other animals. As long as you wash your hands well after handling any animal, I wouldn't worry about it.
     
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  5. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    Kinda ironic that their name is
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    We got 75 birds of different breeds from Mt Healthy That were hatched May 25th we have had 0 mortality no sick birds ever and here in Maine in May
    we still had 45 degree nights and 75 degree days.. The one surprise, I got the only rooster a Golden Comet that is red and white..!! the Babcock leghorns are very intelligent and not shy..
    All 3 of us are very happy and we have never had such healthy birds...
     

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