CAN CHICKENS GIVE HUMANS MITES?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by sunbury chick, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. sunbury chick

    sunbury chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I DON'T KNOW IF I JUST HAVE DRY SKIN (FROM WINTER WEATHER)OR WHAT, bUT I ITCH ALL OVER.COULD IT BE MITES FROM MY CHICKENS....EVERYTIME I THINK ABOUT IT,I HAVE TO SCRATCH!PLEASE TELL ME IT'S NOT SO.....HELP:(
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I have never heard of a human having mites, so if I were you I would get some gold bond lotion and slather yourself down.
     
  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Nope.

    The mites chickens get are species specific, they can't live on humans.
     
  4. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

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    Not sure on that one....however if you have other animals....horses, sheep etc you can pick up the scabies mite.....

    Need a better description of "itch all over".....do you have little red spots anywhere?
     
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    ..[​IMG]....i hope not!...[​IMG]
     
  6. stephys_fluffybutts

    stephys_fluffybutts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have accidently gotten in to wild birds nests before. And They will go to any place that are warm even if it is a person. But they can not live on other species for a long period of time.
    So make sure you have lots of flea shampoo lol

    Sometimes if you just think about it then you will itch.
     
  7. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    No, they are host specific. If I sit here and think about it, I would start itching.
     
  8. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    God, I have the same itchies. Since it's where my clothes have the most contact, I'm thinking detergent. Or dry skin. One thing that I know has been making me itch is it's "no see-ums" season. I know they're not from the chickens cause I've been getting them on me sitting on the porch. They're very tiny and I am slathered right now in caladryl. They are very tiny like the name says.
     
  9. bheila

    bheila Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:My son just finally got rid of his scabies. It took 3 Dr's visits to figure out what he had. It is horrible. I hope you don't have it.
     
  10. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    This was good to know, I have often wondered about this. If I accidently brought these into the house without knowing I know I would be the first to get blamed hehehe.
     

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