Kissing and snuggling chickens.. a few thoughts..
The CDC apparently issued a warning against "kissing and snuggling" backyard chickens because of salmonella, and people are not handling it well. So let me shed light on a few things:
Backyard chickens are viewed as quasi- or full pets by most of the people who own them. So yes, they kiss and snuggle them sometimes, for the exact same reasons you kiss or snuggle your dog, cat, emu, whatever.