Posted by Meghan
on Feb 26, 2013 in Care & Safety of Poultry
, Game Birds
, Unusual Species
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With the rise in popularity of backyard poultry, the Centers for Disease Control is seeing a rise in reports of salmonella. Salmonella can cause diarrhea, vomiting, fever, or abdominal cramping in humans. The illness can range from mild to life threatening. The biggest tool you have in preventing salmonella...
Waterfowl are different from their land-based relatives, the chickens and other gallinaceous birds such as quail and pheasants. Their plumage is oiled to resist water and their meat is all dark. They carry a layer of fat under their skin, an adaptation that helps them stay warm in cold water. All those...
Most backyard flock keepers are introduced to the world of domesticated poultry by the chicken. There is plenty of easily accessible information about chickens, chickens lay the eggs that Americans are most familiar with eating, and chickens make great pets. We certainly don’t discourage raising...
At any grocery store in China there is no packaging on the chickens for sale there. When you are shopping for for chicken, you just start grabbing them with your bare hands and looking through a pile of chicken carcasses.
There were piles of ducks and geese for sale and one pile of chickens for sale that...