Children with Egg Alergies...Can Dad have Chickens?

FortWayneBound

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Apr 21, 2014
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Hello All - First post here and I am in need of some help. 2 of my 3 children have egg allergies and I am soon moving to Indiana and searching for property with sufficient land to have a chicken coop and fulfill a long time goal. I do not want to endanger my children and wanted to know if anyone has experience with this scenario and can shed some light to help. Thanks in advance!!
 

reveriereptile

Songster
11 Years
Mar 17, 2008
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Northern NY
I don't see any problem if they aren't handling the eggs incase they break or eating them. The bird itself would be another allergy. I'm not allergic to eggs but I'm allergic to the bird but mildly. It's all the dust within their feathers.

If you find any local tractor stores look to see if they still have any chicks in stock or find someone who owns some to let you bring your kids by. If they have an allergy handling them then you know they will need to stay away from chickens and other poultry.

BTW
 
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FortWayneBound

Hatching
5 Years
Apr 21, 2014
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They can have eggs in baked goods, etc. They are just not supposed to have eggs alone (scrambled, deviled, etc.) But for the record, I am looking to build a flock over time and trade eggs for new stock introduction.
 

TriciaHowe

Mother Hen
11 Years
Nov 11, 2008
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Trenton, FL
My youngest who is 5 is allergic to peanuts and eggs. Like yours he can eat eggs in baked goods but not stand alone eggs. It drives his eczema through the roof. We do carry an epi-pen at peds suggestion. We have many, many chickens and ducks and have never had a problem. He actually does better with duck eggs (baking) than the chicken eggs.
Good luck to you
 

ducksanddoxies

Chirping
5 Years
Jun 6, 2014
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Arkansas
My oldest has a severe egg allergy. Cannot even eat them baked into goods. He's anaphylactic. Also allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, catfish and shellfish. He's never had a reaction to handling an uncracked egg. However we are very careful. You could sell your extra eggs or donate them to a local food pantry.
 
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