chickens

Why backyard chickens are a health risk

"Always wash your hands after handling live poultry." That's the reminder from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week due to another outbreak of salmonella from backyard chickens.

Salmonella outbreaks blamed on getting too friend with fowl

They may look cute, and you may think of them as your pets, but experts ask that you keep your chickens in your backyard. Don't snuggle with them. Don't sit them next to you as you watch TV. And please, don't commit a fashion foul and dress them in tiny costumes, no matter how adorable.

52 chickens die in shed fire on Hwy. 73, officials say

Deputes: Fire causes $25,000 in damage; Pole shed a total loss

A shed fire in the town of Christiana early Sunday morning killed 52 chickens and caused about $25,000 in damage, according to a release from the Dane County Sheriff's Office.