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Chicken Coop Disease??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Roy Rooster, May 21, 2012.

  1. Roy Rooster

    Roy Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi All,

    I was just wondering if anyone has become sick after cleaning the coop.

    I cleaned the coop for the year a few days ago( I use DLM) and have come down sick
    with flu like symptoms that could be related to the fungus in the chicken
    poo that becomes air born during cleaning or so I have been told.

    I was just wondering how true this is? It seems to me that a small backyard
    flock would not be the scale that is warned about or is it.

    I have a flock of 14.

    If anyone could give me some info on this it would be great. From what I have read
    it is called histoplasmosis.

    Thanks.
     
  2. mnferalkitty

    mnferalkitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always wear a face mask when clening up dried dusty poo no matter the size of the flock
     
  3. Roy Rooster

    Roy Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea, I think I should have done that. I am feeling a little better than I was a few days ago but still it just
    scared me. To think that my birds could make me sick. I love them to pieces [​IMG]
     
  4. Roy Rooster

    Roy Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Has anyone out there had to deal with Histoplasmosis? Just wondering.
     
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    It's been quite awhile but there are a few BYC members who have it, I dont remember who. I recommend you make a doctor's appointment and get checked out just in case. I wish you the best.
     
  6. Roy Rooster

    Roy Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea, I do plan on going to the Dr to get checked out if I do not get better soon.

    I was hoping to get some testimonials before I went to give the dr a better understanding
    since I am not sure how familiar he will be with chicken keepers.

    Thanks for your post.
     

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