♥️Pregnancy and poultry⭐

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by Fluffbutts84, Mar 11, 2019.

  1. Fluffbutts84

    Fluffbutts84 Chirping

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    Hello - I recently found out I am pregnant. I currently own chickens, turkeys and ducks. Any insight or precautions I should take?
     
  2. A_Fowl_Guy

    A_Fowl_Guy Stylin’ and Profilin’

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    Wash your hands after doing anything with the birds :)
    Oh and congratulations too!
     
  3. WahlFamilyFarm

    WahlFamilyFarm In the Brooder

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    Congratulations, my sister was pregnant with her 3rd when I started her flock. She wore gloves doing chores, and washed constantly. Unless your doc says no chores you will be fine.
     
  4. KFuqua

    KFuqua Chirping

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    Wash your hands and wear gloves when dealing with the animals. When i was pregnant my doctor told me vets still have to take care of animals when pregnant. Also if you have to use chemicals to treat mites or anything like that have someone else do it. Congratulations!
     
  5. staceyj

    staceyj Enabler

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  6. The Phantom

    The Phantom I love birds!!!

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    Congrats!!!:woot
    I would just wash your hands after being out by any of the birds.
     
  7. Redhead Rae

    Redhead Rae Chickens, chickens everywhere!

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    Congrats! I’m currently about 6 months along with my 2nd. I have other members of the household muck out the coop. But I still handle and care for my birds. If I were to have to muck, I would wear a filter mask and make sure to shower when done. Vigorous hand washing and judicious clothes changes for other work with birds. Just be careful as you can get toxoplasmosis from your chickens as well as from cats. Just have someone else handle the poop, or gear up like crazy.
     
  8. ButtonquailGirl14

    ButtonquailGirl14 Crossing the Road

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    Congrats!
     
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  9. Momma_Bear

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    They say no no no!!! My suggestion, where gloves and a mask. Take a quick shower after...
     
  10. Banditschickens

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