My aunt is discouraging me from raising chickens, because of lethal bacteria in their droppings. She has a friend who almost died due to this.
I've never heard of this before, but I am aware that strict sanitation is in order when handling any type of bird. (Wash hands before and after handling . . . etc.)
My husband says that chicken manure is great for the garden - he used it once and it worked wonders. Plus, he and his family never got sick from the use of this - is it processed, maybe? AND would I be able to use the manure I gather from the coop?
So should I be concerned about contamination and the health and safety of my family regarding raising chickens? Any good books that you recommend?
(I was planning on getting started this week. . .)
Any words of wisdom are much appreciated, THANKS!!
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