August 7, 2013

Chicken diapers? CDC issues Salmonella warning for chicken farmers keeping animals as pets

As the urban farming movement continues to grow, health officials are raising a red flag about Salmonella outbreaks linked to backyard flocks. There is particular concern about people bringing chickens into their homes and treating them as pets or “lap chickens,” complete with chicken diapers. Mary, a Denver resident who did not want to reveal her last name, has even launched a business selling the diapers. “They’re just really, really tame, and they want to be near humans,” said Mary, petting her two chickens, Henny and Penny. “I wouldn’t have them in the house all the time, but once in a while it’s nice to let them in.”  Read More

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