According to News West Nine – This Easter Season it’s not just about the colorful eggs, but the colorful chicks as well. The chicks are painted with dyes for nothing more but looks.

Many wonder if the chicks are safe to handle especially for young children? Dr. Medina of Midland Health Care Services says it could lead to salmonella disease through fecal and oral contact. "They put them in their mouth and they could be contaminated and get diseases from it. I would not recommend giving them as gifts," Dr. Medina said. For just $2 each you can get them in every color you can think of, but keep in mind when handling the chicks to wash your hands; it’s the only way to keep you and your family safe.

Or, just don’t buy them.