Daughter sick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kiweed, May 23, 2011.

  1. kiweed

    kiweed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have 3 week old chicks and my daughter has been complaining about a stomach ache and she has Diarrhea. My wife thinks it may be from handling the chicks. Any thoughts?
     
  2. aggie9296

    aggie9296 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could be. Or from a virus from a friend, or from eating a bad hamburger, or from a dirty door knob at school, or from a pet turtle, or from the dog licking her face. Could be just about anything. Have her push fluids. Gatorade is good. If any severe pain, bloody diarrhea, fever, or if she can't keep fluids down, need to get her to doctor ASAP.

    And make sure she is doing good handwashing, which would prevent most all GI bugs.
     
  3. breezychick

    breezychick Out Of The Brooder

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    Make sure your daughter washes her hand well after handling the chicks. Hope she feels better soon!
     
  4. swampcat

    swampcat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Salmonella would cause diarrhea, BUT it takes about 3 days from exposure to the bacteria to develop symptoms. Chickens don't just suddenly appear with salmonella, so unless you got the chickens in the past week, I'd bet its one of those unavoidable childhood illnesses.
     
  5. chickengrl

    chickengrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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