CDC and many states are investigating several outbreaks of human Salmonella infections linked to live poultry in backyard flocks. These outbreaks are a reminder to always wash hands thoroughly with soap and water right after touching live poultry.
Backyard chickens and other poultry can carry germs such as Salmonella. After you touch a bird, or anything in the area where birds live and roam, wash your hands so you don’t get sick!
Read more about keeping backyard chickens and other poultry without becoming ill.