Backyard Poultry: Implications for Public Health and Safety

Food Policy Research Center Issue Brief, 2013

By: University of Minnesota

Urban Livestock

This briefing paper from the University of Minnesota's Food Policy Research Center summarizes the current science related to the public health and safety aspects of keeping a small flock of backyard poultry. Addresses the potential public health benefits and risks of infectious disease transmission, notes recommended disease prevention measures, and summarizes implications for policy makers.