Could my chickens or the pests that come with them making me sick?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Hayleylashea, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. Hayleylashea

    Hayleylashea Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 2, 2017
    Flower Mound, TX
    Hi all! I really have enjoyed starting my flock in April. They are such fun creatures. This may not be the place to ask, but it seems the best place to start. Unfortunately I have been sick nearly the whole time I've had them. Is it possible that something from the chickens (maybe the mites or flies) that we've seen and experienced could be making me sick? I've had some mysterious illness in around the beginning of May that I can't get over. Digestion issues, fever, ear infections, feeling awful. It may seem silly but the only thing I can connect is this started not long after I got the chickens. Thank you for any advice or thoughts
  2. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Reading. Must read more. Premium Member Project Manager

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
    Have you been seen by a doctor or two?
    I do not think I have ever heard of someone getting an ear infection from a chicken, so I am subscribing to this thread to see what others have to say.

    Welcome to BYC.
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  3. Hayleylashea

    Hayleylashea Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 2, 2017
    Flower Mound, TX
    In the past month I've seen about 8 doctors and been on antibiotics 3 times. I literally just left the doctor with another presciption. Definitely not saying the chickens or critters associated are related but this is about the only route I haven't explored

  4. djunafarms

    djunafarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2017
    Dallas, TX
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  5. Do you still have your Wisdom teeth?.....Possibly hidden infection draining into your blood stream?.....
  6. Chickassan

    Chickassan Flock Master

    May 23, 2017
    I wouldn't think the chickens or their critters are making you sick. You started feeling unwell at the height of allergy season. Perhaps you were spending more time outside due to your new flock during this time? Maybe sucking in a little bit of chicken dander, that stuff will do a number on allergies.

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