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June 27, 2016

New CDC report links salmonella outbreaks with backyard flocks

Carrie Cox keeps six chickens on her property in Salem for their eggs.

“I know where and how the chickens are raised and that matters to me,” she said.

But she knows just because they’re in her back yard, they aren’t necessarily free from carrying salmonella. “It’s not like we are playing with the chickens like you would play with a dog. The kids have been raised with them,” Cox said. “Anytime they gather eggs, they are always washing their hands. It’s not a fear we have or anything. It’s just a gentle reminder you would give anybody.”  Read More

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