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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by kentypoo, Dec 5, 2012.
Does anybody know what the chances of humans catching a chickens disease
Very rare that you will get anything from your chickens. Most common problem is salmonella, but most backyard flocks don't have enough of the bacteria to hurt you. Just make sure to keep the coop clean and wash your hands after being with your chickens (even if you haven't touched them, just to get in the habit).
So how often do i clean the coop to prevent disease
It depends. Is it dirt, wood, concrete floored? How big is it and how many chickens are you keeping in it? If you can smell the poop really strongly, or if your eyes/nose/throat are irritated, it's long past time to clean. Lots of ventilation (gentle cross breeze up high, not a blowing wind and nothing towards floor level) is also good for keeping odor down and is necessary for the health of your birds.
Ok thanks that helps alot
What disease are you worried about? I've had chickens for 20 years, am very iffy on handwashing, clean my coop once a year if it needs it or not, and have never caught anything from my birds. Then again, my birds just don't get sick, so they have nothing to give me!
Just any diseases in general nothing specific i just want to know what im getting into.
my chicken is not eat anything I think he is not analyses the food that he is eating
does anyone know the reason?