Owning backyard chickens can be a fun and educational experience for many people. However, chickens can carry many germs and bacteria such as Salmonella. Even when chickens appear healthy and show no signs of illness, you can still be exposed to germs and bacteria that can make you sick.
Salmonella bacteria can make people sick with diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, and fever. If you believe you or your child may be sick with Salmonella contact your medical home immediately.