The backyard chicken portion of the Internet has broken with the news that the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has issued warnings that backyard chickens might be the cause of a recent salmonella outbreak.

In fact, the organization is warning chicken keepers to not kiss or hug their chickens for fear that you might become infected.

In today’s episode of What The Cluck?! we discuss the warning and look at the hype and hysteria versus reality.

Buckle your seatbelts, folks it’s going to be a wild ride!

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Maat van Uitert is a backyard chicken and sustainable living expert. She is also the author of Chickens: Naturally Raising A Sustainable Flock, which was a best seller in it’s Amazon category.  Maat has been featured on NBC, CBS, AOL Finance, Community Chickens, the Huffington Post, Chickens magazine, Backyard Poultry, and Countryside Magazine. She lives on her farm in Southeast Missouri with her husband, two children, and about a million chickens and ducks. You can follow Maat on Facebook here and Instagram here.

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