By Alicia Verity, MSPH
I have recently started reaping the rewards of my latest venture into home farming – raising chickens for egg production. I love collecting fresh eggs each morning from my girls and knowing exactly what went into (literally) producing these eggs. I pride myself on keeping a clean hen house for my girls and ensuring that they are healthy and happy. I can’t imagine how this process is done on a mass scale. But it seems inevitably that disease and germs are part of the high production equation. After all we are talking about animals.
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