Can I get my chicken sick if I have a cold?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by matimeo, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. matimeo

    matimeo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    People have been posting about chickens being sick with respiratory infections. Got me wondering (since I and half of my kids are sick) if I can spread a virus like a cold to my chickens by handling them when I'm contagious. Just curious if I should be careful or not.
     
  2. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    No problems matimeo, it won't cross over. Hope you and your kids get well soon.
     
  3. 3chimama

    3chimama Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2010
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    I have wondered this myself!
     

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