allergic to live chickens??

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by ~*B*~, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. ~*B*~

    ~*B*~ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2008
    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. Chickenmaven

    Chickenmaven Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2009
    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...
  3. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

    Apr 4, 2007
    Mansfield, MO
    [​IMG] I certainly hope not for your sake. Perhaps it was something in the coop??????
  4. wingnut1

    wingnut1 Crazy Bird Lady

    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... [​IMG]
  5. ~*B*~

    ~*B*~ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2008
    yes there are pine shaving in there.
  6. wingnut1

    wingnut1 Crazy Bird Lady

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

    lengel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2008
    I have a dog that tested positive for allergies to feathers. Presumably the same can happen to humans.
  8. VettekLisa

    VettekLisa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2008
    Hale, Missouri
    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

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