Anyone getting sick?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mtnhomechick, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Songster

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    Last year when I had chicks in the house I had a droopy right eyelid for a couple months.

    This year it's sore throat and swollen gland.

    I have them in a separate room with all doors closed.

    I think I have to wait til warmer weather next year.

    Anyone else get sick from babies???
  2. mamaKate

    mamaKate Songster

    Sep 9, 2008
    SE MO
    It sounds like an allergy. My kids get those symptoms if they eat the wrong foods or are exposed to weed killer. That's a shame. I don't know how you feel about antihistamines but Benadryl might help til you can get them outside.
  3. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Songster

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    Thanks.........been taking two every night. I can't take them during the day cause they knock me out. Just praying for warm weather here. I have an outdoor shed but temps in the 30's tonight.
  4. mamaKate

    mamaKate Songster

    Sep 9, 2008
    SE MO
    Same weather here, this can't last much longer, right? I hope you feel better. The swollen throat thing always spooks me with the kids.
  5. Their Other Mother

    Their Other Mother Songster

    May 1, 2008
    I hope you feel better soon! My Mom was trying to tell me about someone she knew with similar symptoms. The woman moved into a newly purchased home where the previous owners had ALOT of birds inside. Mom's trying to tell me the new resident has "THE Bird Flu" [​IMG]
  6. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    I can really tell a difference when I do not have babies in the house! I get really sick when they are in here. When I moved them to the screened porch, I felt much better! It is warmer out there than in here! lol

    Why can't I see my misspelled words BEFORE I submit?
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2009
  7. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Songster

    May 3, 2008
    That does sound like allergies. Maybe you are allergic to the shavings?
  8. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Songster

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    It's like knowing booze is bad for you but ya just gotta have more.

    I really am a Chickaholic......and I'm paying the price.

    Soon, they will be grown enough to be out and I will be so glad to have them.

    I really am SICK [​IMG]
  9. Andora

    Andora Songster

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    I started my 14 chicks in the house in November, and they made me sick too. They made my throat full of drainage and all gaggy feeling, it was horrible. I had to kick them out. I don't think I'll ever have chicks inside again.

    You might still be able to put them in your shed! I put my wire brooder in a large cardboard box, and then put two 250 red heat lights on top of the brooder cage itself. It was 2 degrees outside, and the chicks were toasty and warm at 95 degrees right under the lamps. I didn't have any deaths. (Aside from one Polish who wouldn't eat, but she had issues not related to the cold.)
  10. welovechickens

    welovechickens Songster

    Mar 7, 2009
    Round Rock
    It could be an allergy to chick dander, too. [​IMG] Just like some people are allergic to dog/cat dander. I'm sorry your babies are making you sick! I would be so sad if that happened here! I'm allergic to just about everything else, but thankfully not chickens!

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