Reducing the risk of Salmonella infection
The number of salmonella infections in the U.S. is increasing as more people are keeping backyard chickens. Salmonella bacteria are very common in chickens, and many have the bacteria in their droppings or even on their bodies.
Salmonella can cause:
- Abdominal cramps
The elderly, infants, and those with weakened immune systems are most likely to get severe illness that may lead to hospitalization.