Can my chickens catch my cold?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Bluebee, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. Bluebee

    Bluebee Overrun With Chickens

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    I woke up this morning with a mild cold. I went out to feed/water my flock, and a question popped into my head- Can my chickens catch my cold? Just curious.... Thanks.

    Bluebee
     
  2. Bluebee

    Bluebee Overrun With Chickens

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    Anyone?[​IMG]
     
  3. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It seems unlikely. Humans transmit colds by coughing in each others faces and transferring the virus by touching hard surfaces. Humans touch their faces, mouths, noses, and eyes, introducing the virus thusly. Chickens don't have hands, so they are probably safe.

    Wash your hands.

    Chris
     
  4. Bluebee

    Bluebee Overrun With Chickens

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    Ok thanks!
     

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