With all animal products there is the chance of contamination with food-borne pathogens - so you must handle these products carefully to make sure that you and your family don't get sick. When properly stored, handled, and cooked, poultry meat and eggs are safe, excellent protein sources.
Avoiding residues in small poultry and game bird flocks (Oregon State University)
Small producer's guideline for handling and selling eggs safely (Kentucky Department of Agriculture)
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