How to prevent Salmonella while raising chickens
Things you need to do to prevent contracting salmonella while raising chickens. Watch our Featured Video: Salmonella Contamination Can Spread From Farms to Processing Plants to the Chicken On Your Table. How to keep your chickens protected from salmonella.
Always wash your hands with soap and water after handling your chickens, cleaning the coop, nest boxes, feeders, water container's, etc. Do not allow chickens where you store, cook, or eat your food. Do not allow people who have weakened immune systems to handle your chickens or things your chickens use. If you eat eggs or chicken, make sure it is thoroughly cooked and surfaces it is prepared on are cleaned and sanitized before using for other foods. Here are some tips to help you reduce the risk of salmonella and other diseases in your chickens.
Keeping Your Chickens Things Clean Can Help Reduce the Chances of Salmonella & Other Diseases
How to prevent salmonella while raising your chickens. Many chickens purchased from commercial sources are already contaminated with salmonella. The best way to get baby chicks that are not contaminated is to hatch your own.
- Keep bedding clean
- Keep food and water dishes clean
- Do not allow feces in or around food and water containers
- Collect eggs daily and refridgerate them
- Make sure nests are free of feces
- Properly dispose of fecal matter
- Rake and sweep up fecal matter from floors and the ground then dispose of it properly.
- Use rubber gloves, face mask, and apron when handling fecal matter (chicken poop).
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How to Wash Your Hands After Handling Chickens
You need to know how to wash your hands properly so that you do not spread salmonella and other bacteria. Go to How to wash your hands after handling chickens
How to Prevent Salmonella Contamination From Your Chickens
How to prevent and lessen the chances of contracting salmonella when raising chickens. According to the Centers for Disease Control the best way to prevent contracting salmonella from your backyard flock is to be sure to wash your hands with soap and water (use hand sanitizer if soap and water is unavailable) after handling chickens, their feces or touching anything that they use or where they live and be sure to supervise children during hand washing (CDC,2016). Go to How to Prevent Contracting Salmonella from Your Chickens
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More Information About Salmonella and Raising Chickens
Find out what you should know about salmonella
- Slideshow images of Salmonella
- Proper handling of eggs and baby chicks can prevent salmonella
- Salmonella Pathogens in meat products can be prevented
- What you need to know about eggs
- Salmonella Statistics