It's chick and duckling season, but don't let them make you sick.
Health officials say there is a salmonella risk from the birds.
From people that raise backyard chickens to parents that may be considering chicks and ducklings as Easter gifts some simple steps can protect people from getting sick.
The easiest is wash hand right after touching live poultry.
Several Idaho residents caught Salmonella from rearing backyard chickens last year.