In the Brooder
- Mar 15, 2014
I posted this on Facebook but I'm a worrier so I just want to make sure I get as many opinions as possible. So I'm pretty sure we got salmonella poisoning. I know you can get it from having ducks in the house but here's the thing. We've had people in and out of the house that have been fine. My nephew stayed with us while my boyfriend and I were both sick and he's fine. I've also been babysitting my friends 3 year old all week and he's fine. They have all been around the ducks as well. Two neighborhood friend's of my nephew came and stayed the night and they both got sick with the same exact symptoms as me and my boyfriend. One raided our kitchen the day before. So I was wondering if you guys knew how likely it would be for somebody to get sick from their ducks. Also if we do have it is it possible to pass it along to the ducks if we didn't get it from them ? The ducks as of right now and the past few days are alert, walking around just fine, eating great and seem healthy except for Jack's runny nose. My last question is how if at all possible could I go through my kitchen to find how we got it. I'll talk to the neighborhood kids mom later today and see if she can ask him all what he ate out of our kitchen and compare it to what me and my boyfriend ate. Oh and I should probably mention that he was near the ducks for a total of 15 minutes the entire time he was here. I obviously just want to make sure that everybody is healthy and safe and this doesn't happen again. That was the worst pain I've felt in a really long time. Thanks for all your help. Also I wanted to know what are the signs that a duck has salmonella. This has had me freaked out so bad. The house probably needed it anyway but I've done a super clean of the living room, wiped everything I could think of down with bleach wipes and and cleaned the bathroom with bleach wipes and Pine Sol. Thanks guys for your help. Oh one last thing I've noticed is that the ducks poop is usually fine except for these caramel colored dark shiny poops that really really stink. They like fill up a room stink.