CDC tells public to not 'kiss or snuggle' chickens, ducks, backyard poultry amid salmonella outbreaks

If you want a snuggle buddy, get a dog. :smile:

Chickens are food. :smile:

Now I go beyond what the article states. I take biosecurity measures when around our chickens, not just in regards to salmonella, but also to avoid introducing avian flu or other pathogens to the flock. Similar to steps that I would take if I was visiting a commercial facility or a poultry farm.

Having chickens is a good thing if your able to do it, but people need to take care, learn what they are doing and realize that chickens should not be handled as you would a dog or cat.

Pretty sure they released the same warning a few years ago too lol.

Yes, chickens are food.

Well, there goes another Saturday night…

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This… is a thing?

Wait till the chickens start reading to kids.

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Who wouldn’t want to hug this cute little fuzzball?

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If a warning is being issued…it is a thing.

I mean…they have a warning label not to use a hair dryer in a full bathtub and why? Because someone has done it.

Same thing with the warning not to lean on window screens so you don’t fall out a window.

I would imagine there are people who keep chickens as pets and hold them etc.

People have all sorts of pets that they kiss and hold. Not tongue kissing but a smack on the head kiss.

The CDC don’t tell me what to do! I did my own research and I know all about the salmonella scam.