A Note About Chick Handling and Salmonella
February 26, 2013 · by Shannon Mock · in Care & Safety of Poultry, Chickens, Ducks, Education, Game Birds, Geese, Guineas, Peafowl, Quail, Swans, Turkey, Unusual Species
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…
Thinking Beyond the Chicken
December 8, 2011 · by Shannon Mock · in Care & Safety of Poultry, Ducks, Geese, Guineas, Peafowl, Quail, Turkey
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….