According to the CDC, backyard chickens Linked to Salmonella Outbreaks

Live poultry may have salmonella germs in their droppings and on their feathers, feet and beaks, even when they look healthy and clean. The germs also get on cages, coops and the environment where the birds live and roam. Salmonella infections can be dangerous to the very young, the very old and those with compromised immune systems.

Yup, this is what we want in our city! Especially after a good rain storm when the chicken crap washes down into an abutting property? Nice job City Council!!! Do your homework will ya!


Oreo June 04, 2014 at 03:45 PM
I bet they will be on the porches also!
Steve June 04, 2014 at 06:08 PM
Yeah, now you notice all of a sudden the pro-chicken crew goes silent? Don't you all hate when you present CHICKEN FACTS! Unreal........
Fred June 05, 2014 at 08:52 AM
Full CDC article -http://www.cdc.gov/features/salmonellapoultry/ it's the same as anything else...wash your hands and cook your food.
Steve June 05, 2014 at 06:13 PM
OK Fred, how about the Salmonella infected the chicken feces/crap that washes down onto an abutting Woonsocket property during a heavy rain storm? Do the unsuspecting neighbors wash their hands every time their grand kids play in their chicken feces infected yard and such? Really? Get over the chickens in Woonsocket! You want chickens, go buy a 2 or 3 acre parcel in Burrillville and raise all the farm animals you want! FYI, you can even have goats there, now that’s a idea right?
Fred June 07, 2014 at 12:59 AM
i do not want to raise chickens. i do however believe that any tax paying property owner should be able to do so as long as they do so responsibly. That means proper cleaning and disposal/recycling. Salmonella is a bacteria that can be spread through chicken manure and is destroyed through proper composting/curing. Properly maintained coops do not cause contamination of abutting properties. Proper hand washing and proper food handling/cooking are always important to reduce the risk of any bacteria or virus.


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