Don't Forget to Wash Your Hands!
After You Touch Ducklings or Baby Chicks, Wash Your Hands so You Don't Get Sick
Contact with live poultry (chicks, chickens, ducklings, ducks, geese, and turkeys) can be a source of human Salmonella infections.
Salmonella germs can cause a diarrheal illness in people that can be mild, severe, or even life threatening.
Chicks, ducklings, and other live poultry can carry Salmonella germs and still appear healthy & clean.
Salmonella germs are shed in their droppings and can easily contaminate their bodies and anything in areas where birds live & roam.