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What every poultry owner should know about chicks, ducklings, and salmonella
By: Dr. Kathryn Turner, Division of Public Health
Each spring, Idahoans think about buying chicks or ducklings. All poultry carry the bacteria Salmonella, which can be harmful to people. Birds often don’t look sick but can spread the bacteria through their droppings. To keep your family and friends from getting sick, public health officials recommend:Wash everyone’s hands with soap and water after handling live poultry, especially before touching toys and other items that children may play with or put in their mouths. Supervise
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