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Chicken Coop Disease??

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Hi All,

 

I was just wondering if anyone has become sick after cleaning the coop.

 

I cleaned the coop for the year a few days ago( I use DLM) and have come down sick

with flu like symptoms that could be related to the fungus in the chicken

poo that becomes air born during cleaning or so I have been told.

 

I was just wondering how true this is? It seems to me that a small backyard

flock would not be the scale that is warned about or is it.

 

I have a flock of 14.

 

If anyone could give me some info on this it would be great. From what I have read

it is called histoplasmosis.

 

Thanks.

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post #2 of 6

I always wear a face mask when clening up dried dusty poo no matter the size of the flock

Lori

I seem to be the queen of electrolytes!!!!!

 

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Lori

I seem to be the queen of electrolytes!!!!!

 

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post #3 of 6
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Yea, I think I should have done that. I am feeling a little better than I was a few days ago but still it just

scared me. To think that my birds could make me sick. I love them to pieces D.gif
 

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caf.gif    Has anyone out there had to deal with Histoplasmosis? Just wondering.

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caf.gif    Has anyone out there had to deal with Histoplasmosis? Just wondering.

It's been quite awhile but there are a few BYC members who have it, I dont remember who. I recommend you make a doctor's appointment and get checked out just in case. I wish you the best.


     Most people have no clue...Forewarned is Forearmed

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Yea, I do plan on going to the Dr to get checked out if I do not get better soon.

 

I was hoping to get some testimonials before I went to give the dr a better understanding

since I am not sure how familiar he will be with chicken keepers.

 

Thanks for your post.
 

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