Chickens making me sick ?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chicken Woman, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    My hens are 8 months old and I just love them !!!!![​IMG]
    In the last 3 months I have gotten really sick. Fever,cough,headache,feeling generally lousy. My DH say's it must be the chickens because I hardly ever get sick. Is that possible ? Can we get sick from them ? Please tell me no because I love these girls.[​IMG]
    Yes I have had a flu shot.
     
  2. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    Please look up Histoplasmosis. And Please ALWAYS wear a mask when coop cleaning.

    Hope you start feeling better.

    Mary
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:Sorry to tell you, but yes they can make you sick, especially if you have allergies. I have to keep my baby chicks outside after a few days old. The last time I had them in here for too long I got bronchitis. Usually they just mess with my sinuses, but when I clean the poopies out of the barn my head will get all messed up then too.
     

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