Cross infections

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by EmptySpace, Sep 6, 2016.

  1. EmptySpace

    EmptySpace Hatching

    Sep 6, 2016
    Hi,not sure if this is the right place. I can't get any answers elsewhere. Im having a hysterectomy tomorrow and my question is, will i get an infection handling my six week baby chooks?
    They will be taken care of but i will miss our cuddles.
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Free Ranging

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    Welcome To BYC.

    I'm not sure exactly what you mean by "cross infections".

    You need to always practice good hygiene when handling your chicks. Wash your hands thoroughly after handling, touching, feeding, watering etc. Don't kiss chicks/chickens. When cleaning up poop/bedding/housing wear a dust mask.

    Chicks/chickens are dusty in general, so if they are young, consider brooding them outside.

    If you are concerned with contamination, then wear an apron to protect clothing or change clothes after handling/tending to your chickens.

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