"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" ... Benjamin Franklin

As with any farm enterprise, safety is very important. In animal agriculture this includes both the animals and the care takers. The first rule for being safe is prevention. Whether you are working with heavy equipment or just a few chickens, precautions should always be taken.

Working safely with poultry (West Virginia University)

Respiratory health on the poultry farm (University of Delaware)

Farmer's lung: Causes and symptoms of mold and dust induced respiratory illness (Virginia Tech)

What are the risks of contracting diseases associated with chickens (University of Florida)

 Small farmer's resources for safety (University of Florida)

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