Guys, this is going to be tough but I'm going to have to ask all of you to stop getting to first base with your chickens.
I KNOW! I KNOW! That's a LOT to ask.
I mean, look at these handsome little feather balls? With their sharp beaks, beady eyes and tendency to yell deafeningly loud whenever a human is around them, it's safe to say that chickens are flat out the sexiest things on the planet.
This has caused a major health problem though, as the CDC is warning that kissing chickens has lead to a small salmonella outbreak.
According a report released by the CDC, 13 percent of chicken-related salmonella cases observed from 1990 to 2014 were caused by some human-on-chicken mouth-on-mouth-ing.
The CDC explained,
Most contact occurred at the patients' home, and high-risk behaviors included keeping poultry inside the house and having close contact, such as holding, snuggling, or kissing poultry.
BUT IT DOESN'T STOP THERE!
Forty-nine percent of respondents have admitted to taking their relationship to the next level, saying they had snuggled with their baby chicks.
Forty-six percent said they jumped all the sharks in the world combined and kept chickens in their houses.
Ten percent said they kept chickens in their bedrooms.
But that ends now thanks to the CDC, the biggest cock-blocks of all time.