Can chickens get lymes(lyme disease)???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Mystery Peepers, May 8, 2009.

  1. Mystery Peepers

    Mystery Peepers Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 16, 2009
    I was wondering, can chickens get lymes? We have LOADS of ticks. [​IMG]
    (yes, we live in the south). My little sister AND Grandpa have just got over lymes. It's weird that they even got it considering we live in a area where it's supposed to be very rare. I'm afraid that myy chickens will contract it once they go outside in their coop! Are they immune?

    -Mystery Peepers
  2. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

    Nov 11, 2008
    Trenton, FL
    Funny that you should ask this as my 10 yr old dd just had to be tested for it yesterday. We are in N.FL. According to what I read chickens can be carriers, but not actually get the disease. Does that make sense?
    Hope this helps a little.
  3. Mystery Peepers

    Mystery Peepers Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 16, 2009
    I didn't know they were carriers! We'll have to be careful around them, you don't mess with lymes!

  4. Stamper

    Stamper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2009
    Quote:I don't think that you can get it from a chicken. I think they can be carriers in the sense that they can become infected, then get bitten by a tick who gets it, then the tick bites something else....

    I wouldn't worry about getting lymes from a chicken, personally [​IMG]
  5. KendyF

    KendyF Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2014
    Wonder what, if anything would happen if you eat a chicken who is infected.

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