An outreach tool for Jeanine Davis in the Department of Horticultural Science at North Carolina State University to share information from her agricultural research and extension programs on organic farming, medicinal herbs, hops, truffles, and other alternative crops.
Do You Raise Chickens? Practice Safe Handling to Avoid Transmitting Diseases to Humans
I raise chickens just like many of you, and wanted to pass on this reminder that we need to practice safe handling to prevent making ourselves, our children, or anyone else who visits our homes and farms sick. There have been some recent outbreaks of human infections with Salmonella linked to handling of chicks and ducklings. These outbreaks could be prevented, or at least lessened, if people practiced the safe-handling techniques outlined in the article below. Enjoy your chickens, but do it safely.