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allergic to live chickens??

post #1 of 8
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is it possible?
my husband helped set up the brooder lastnight
amd put the chicks in. late lastnight his eyes were bugging him so bad
and started swelling up. this morning it looks like he was in a fight in his sleep
w/o the black n blue. so could it be the chicks? nothing else in our house has
changed except adding them.

2 Golden Comets and 10 Buff Orpinton hens. The Lone Roo is a mix.

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2 Golden Comets and 10 Buff Orpinton hens. The Lone Roo is a mix.

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post #2 of 8

My DD's music teacher is allergic.  She lives on a farm, has no problem with horses, pigs, etc.  Cannot go into a coop.
My best friend is allergic to dogs, but not cats...

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post #3 of 8

ep  I certainly hope not for your sake.  Perhaps it was something in the coop??????

mostly orps here!  We have five daughters, one foster son and 18 grandchildren and 9  great-grandchildren by this September!  Yes, there is a God

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mostly orps here!  We have five daughters, one foster son and 18 grandchildren and 9  great-grandchildren by this September!  Yes, there is a God

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post #4 of 8

There is a blood test that can determine if he is having an allergic response to birds. If he continues to have problems it might be worth getting.

I'd be inclined to look for something in the brooder - do you have any pine shavings in there?   Any dust get stirred up?

Best wishes with this... frow

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post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 

yes there are pine shaving in there.

2 Golden Comets and 10 Buff Orpinton hens. The Lone Roo is a mix.

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2 Golden Comets and 10 Buff Orpinton hens. The Lone Roo is a mix.

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post #6 of 8

might be dust or dust mites in the pine shavings, or mold spores -- lots of folks are allergic to these things...just a thought!

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post #7 of 8

I have a dog that tested positive for allergies to feathers.  Presumably the same can happen to humans.

post #8 of 8

I have 20 Silkies right now living on my covered back patio, until
I can get the coop finished, 2 dogs, 3 cats, and a lionhead rabbit.
I work for a veterinarian.
I am allergic to cats, dogs, birds, rabbits, ferrets, and guinea pigs.
At least that I know of.

I just take Benadryl when the symptoms get too bad, and just suffer
with it.  I can't do without my animals

Lisa
Brown-Cox Ranch
Lavender, Black,  and Buff  Silkies, 2 Dachshunds, 2 cats, 1 Lionhead Rabbit, 1 Daughter, and 1 Great  Husband,
New House in Hale, Mo, and 1 slightly pain in the butt mother in law.  LOL
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Lisa
Brown-Cox Ranch
Lavender, Black,  and Buff  Silkies, 2 Dachshunds, 2 cats, 1 Lionhead Rabbit, 1 Daughter, and 1 Great  Husband,
New House in Hale, Mo, and 1 slightly pain in the butt mother in law.  LOL
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