DO supervise children when handling poultry and ensure hand washing after contact.
DO carefully and thoroughly wash your hands with soap and hot water after handling poultry and anything in the area where they live and roam (if soap and water are not available use hand sanitizer).
KEEP poultry outside, and especially out of areas where food and drink is prepared, served or stored. Also keep out of bathrooms.
DO NOT nuzzle, snuggle or kiss your livestock or poultry.
DO NOT let children less than 5 year of age, elderly and people with weakened immune systems handle or touch livestock including poultry.
Contact with live poultry (chicks, chickens, ducklings, ducks, goslings, geese and turkeys) can be a source of human Salmonella infections.
Salmonella germs are shed in their droppings and can easily contaminate their bodies and anything in areas where birds live and roam.
Chicks, ducklings, and other poultry can carry Salmonella germs and still appear healthy and clean.
Salmonella germs can cause a diarrheal illness in people that can be mild, severe, or even life threatening.