Can my 2 week old chicks get a human cold?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CristinaLa, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. CristinaLa

    CristinaLa Out Of The Brooder

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    This is my first time having chicks, so probably a dumb question... but i was told by a friend that baby chicks can get human colds.. and ofcourse I have 2 week old chicks in my spare bathroom and now i have a cold.. ughh.. so i'm wondering if this is true.. and if so what should I do to prevent them from getting sick..I am trying to stay away.. only going in the cage when I have to.. But today one of my Buff Orp i guess got poop on her side.. and was tring to pull if off her feathers and pulled out alot of feathers.. so i cleaned her off.. cause her bare spot is big.. and I didnt want her to get infected.. but i'm scared she may get sick.. ofcourse i always wash my hands before and after touching them... .. what symptoms would they show if they do get sick...
     
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  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    No. Chickens do get viral respiratory diseases that humans can't get, though.

    Good handwashing before and after visiting the coop is always a good idea, whether you know anyone to be sick or not.
     
  3. CristinaLa

    CristinaLa Out Of The Brooder

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    ok thank you so much.... My sister said they could get a human cold.. so i was so scared cause i have a stupid horrible cold.. LOL... I will still take extreme caution and not handle them unless I absolutely have to.. I dont want to lose any of my little ones.. Ive had them almost 2 weeks and i love these girls..
     

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