For those who live in Michigan, the practice of having chickens in your backyard is extremely normal.

It's a fun way to save money, and also show your kids how to take care of things.

Chickens Causing An Outbreak In Michigan

Many remember a big egg shortage at the beginning of this year, which made finding eggs at a lower price, rather hard.

Photo by James Wainscoat on Unsplash
Photo by James Wainscoat on Unsplash

Salmonella is currently on the rise here in Michigan, and according to the CDC, we are one of the states across the nation and Puerto Rico that has the most cases of Salmonella.

Salmonella On The Rise In Michigan

Right now, Michigan ranks as one of the highest areas for Salmonella across all of the United States.

Most of the Midwest States seem to be the most affected.

How To Protect Yourself From Salmonella

  • Wash Your Hands
  • Use Saftey Around Flocks Of Birds
    • Avoid hugging the birds.
    • Wash your eggs
    • If you hold your birds, make sure to wash your hands well after coming into contact.
  • Use Hand sanitizer.
  • Collect eggs often
  • Look for cracks in any of the eggs you plan to use
  • Refrigerate eggs to keep them fresh and slow the growth of germs.
  • Keep cooking areas clean where eggs came into contact with.

Learn more on Salmonella, and know when it is time to go in, by following this link here. 

As usual, keep your hands as clean as possible will be your first line of defense from getting Salmonella.

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