Don’t dress your chicken with Halloween costumes
A strain of Salmonella that is resistant to many antibiotics makes people sick in many states. This, together with people at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, requires pet owners not to dress up chicken for Halloween.
“They are part of my family,” said Stephanie Morse, who used chicken as a pet.
Not all family members of Morse live in her home. Some of them live in the backyard.
Like any other family member, her chicken was not locked up. They ate very happily, had a place to sleep, and their feathers were pleated; especially when they were dressed for the holidays.
Every year, Morse will wear costumes.
“Their bare skin is exposed. I just want to put a sweater on them to keep them warm and comfortable, some of them more personal and very good,” Morse said.
But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is deceiving this treatment by asking people not to wear their pet chickens or hug them to avoid contact with Salmonella.
This did not stop her because she said that all this can be avoided.
“It’s just hand hygiene. When you touch them, when you go in, make sure you just wash your hands and then watch where you are going,” she said.
Experts like Townsville’s Dallas Morrell say you should stay safe when meat arrives at the table. He may be a young farmer, but in terms of bacteria, he is not a spring chicken.
“You always want to wash it really well before you eat it. If you see any discoloration, don’t eat it,” Morrel said.
He said it is safer to shop locally.
“Look where you got your chicken. If you are a backyard chicken farm like us, we put all the birds in different cages. When you go to catch birds, you want to isolate them. Morrel said.
So he said that there is nothing to discuss, which is why Morse will let her birds support their things.
The CDC also said it would wipe the surface in contact with raw meat. And use a separate cutting board to make sure you keep cooking the chicken.