Backyard Poultry: Implications for Public Health and Safety
Food Policy Research Center Issue Brief, 2013
By: University of Minnesota
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.