Culling Injury

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

  1. nhorrin

    nhorrin Chirping

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    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

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    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!
     
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