Can chickens get Pink Eye(Conjunctivitis)?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lillypurrs23, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. lillypurrs23

    lillypurrs23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have pink eye, and I know it's contagious, so I was wondering if it can be given to chickens? Or is it something they can't get? I was wondering because I usually go to the coop and hold them and stuff everyday, but i've been avoiding them because i'm not sure if they can get it or not... [​IMG]
     
  2. lillypurrs23

    lillypurrs23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you everyone, for the helpful answers.
     
  3. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I don't think anyone has answered be cause they don't know the answer...... I've not seen anything that says they can..... But I don't know. I would just avoid handling them before you disinfect your hands.
     
  4. GableBabble

    GableBabble Ninja Chicken Herder

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    I actually just saw this...

    My chickens have never gotten Pinkeye. I get it all the time due to a small tumor I have in my right eye. I am the only person here during the morning hours of the day until 3 or 4, and have to do all the morning care for the birds. They have never gotten it from me.
     
  5. lillypurrs23

    lillypurrs23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! ^^
     

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