Backyard owners: love your chickens, but don't kiss them

More than 1,700 cases of Salmonella were linked to contact with poultry in backyard flocks in 2020
calendar icon 9 August 2021
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Owners of backyard chicken flocks can reduce the risk of Salmonella transmission by taking precautions when handling live birds, according to a Penn State Extension poultry educator and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Owners of backyard chicken flocks can reduce the risk of Salmonella transmission by taking precautions when handling live birds, according to a Penn State Extension poultry educator and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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