Can kids get sick from chickens?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by texaschickmama, Oct 5, 2007.

  1. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    I was wondering if my kids could get sick from my chickens. My birds are all healthy strong and doing great. I am just concered and want to know what to watch for if anything. What diseases if any can be transferred from chicken to people? [​IMG]
  2. Hello, i have seen a very informative thread on this very subject, ill have a looksee and give you the link when i find it, unless someone else can help.
  3. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Songster

    Jul 18, 2007
    Lakeland, Ga
    Yep, They can get chicken fever, some of the symptoms are, Wanting to spend more time with the chickens than on the computer,Quiet often A high degree of responsibility may develop, Duration is long, sometimes lasting on into adulthood, Symptoms may subside, only to come back later in life..Sometimes a condition called "Poopie Toe" will occur, Just clean area with soap and water and everything should be fine.
    Seriously, Probably the only threat would be Salmonella, From the kids handling the baby chicks, You may want to look that up...
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  4. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
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    That was a good one. They already have that, I was looking for something a little more severe that he would actually have a legitimate reason for staying home from school other than wanting to play with the chickens. [​IMG]
  5. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Not really. I've actually been healthier since I've had them.[​IMG]
  6. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    I would think Staph one of the more common... just make sure they always wash their hands and if they are injured (oupen cuts and such) then think twice about letting them play in the chicken area

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