Am I allergic to my baby chicks???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by redheadjamie, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. redheadjamie

    redheadjamie New Egg

    Apr 13, 2012
    On Friday we purchased an Amerucana, a Jersey Giant, and a Tetra Tint - for the past 2 days I've been sneezing like crazy, can't breathe and am generally very miserable. Am I allergic to one or more of them??? I should mention they are all in one cage on my kitchen counter (behold my mother would KILL ME if she knew I was raising baby chickens in my kitchen) they are on kiln dried pine bedding, we change that daily and feed them often.

    This is above and beyond a normal seasonal allergy reaction as pollen counts here are in the 300s.

    Any ideas???

  2. Island Roo

    Island Roo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 14, 2012
    Duncan, BC
    Sound s like allergy. I get a similar reaction to the brooder which somehow landed in my workshop. Not sure if its the shavings, the food, or the chicks themselves. Or maybe just a reaction to having something cute in my workshop.
    The same thing happened last year but I don't get the reaction from our adult birds in the coop. Same shavings, different food.
    With allergies - everyone is different.

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