Culling Injury

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by nhorrin, Apr 2, 2018.

  1. nhorrin

    nhorrin Chirping

    Mar 12, 2011
    Had to cull 14 chicks today all went well quickly for the chicks. The problem was with me as I cut my finger in the process. The cut came in contact with the blood from the chicks. I wonder if anyones knows if this is a problem. Concerned about infections etc. Thanks.
  2. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Sr Chicken Wrangler

    Jul 11, 2014
    Orrock township, Minnesota
    There is nothing to worry about.

    I had a toad flip his wing during blood testing, sending the needle through my finger---- all the way through--- the needle was poking out the top of my finger...

    After I revived from fainting, I called the State Vet in charge of the poultry section, she has a PHD in Public health also---- She assured me there were no blood borne pathogens I could get from a chicken.

    She suggested the ER or urgent care. for a tetanus shot. Urgent care refused to serve me because it was a needle stick----no matter how hard I tried to convince them the needle had only been used on a chicken...

    The wait in the ER was like 4 hours, so I went home and two years later I am still alive!
    bobbi-j and MillersFarm like this.

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