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Backyard Poultry Safety

Every year in Ohio, there are dozens of human Salmonella infections linked to contact with backyard poultry, including chicks, ducklings, ducks, geese, and turkeys. Poultry, especially baby poultry such as chicks and ducklings, commonly carry Salmonella germs, even if they look healthy and clean. People can become ill from touching poultry or anything in their environment.

To prevent Salmonella infections, make sure to:

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Wash your hands after handling birds and their supplies.

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Don’t kiss or snuggle the birds.

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Keep birds and their supplies outside of the house.

Contact

Office Location
Environmental Health Division
92 E. Perry Street
Tiffin, OH 44883

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Phone
(419) 447-3691 ext. 6321