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Gidday from Australia... And advice for a newbie???

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Indyrun, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. Indyrun

    Indyrun Chirping

    Jan 8, 2014
    Brisbane Australia
    Hi I'm a new mum of two beautiful white and fawn Indian Runners. They are nearly 2 weeks old.
    We bonded on the day I picked them up from the breeder. They already follow me and chirp for me. Their fav spot to rest is snuggled under my neck.
    However I've become very sick and it looks like my babies have given me something, so it's off to the doctors and vets.
    It's made me a little sad, because I was loving the kisses and cuddles.
    Has anyone experienced this? What did you do?
    Here are some pics of my two sons Caleb and Noah holding our new babies Wayan and Ketut.
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  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hi there, [​IMG]and welcome to BYC!

    Unfortunately as fun as it is to kiss your chicks, you shouldn't. They do carry things that can make you sick. So sorry you are not feeling well. Hope you heal up soon!

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!
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  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC - great pictures of the boys and ducklings. Touch poultry - wash hands.
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  5. Indyrun

    Indyrun Chirping

    Jan 8, 2014
    Brisbane Australia
    Thanks guys... I know now, I was only kissing their heads and backs and still got sick. I never knew the risk. I hope my boys don't get sick too.
    Can the bacteria on the ducks be cleaned off or is there medication they can have to kill the bacteria? Or is it forever there?
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC!
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  7. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    Howdy! Hand washing is always recommended for young folks when handling living things. Not sure what your ducklings can transmit and I hope you recover quickly!
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  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Sorry you are sick, hope you are feeling better.
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  9. Bluebee

    Bluebee Crowing

    Jul 30, 2012
    [​IMG] Glad to have you aboard. Hope you get well soon!
  10. petrel

    petrel Chats with Chickens

    Welcome to BYC!

    No there is no way to remove bacteria from them. I think all fowl harbor a small (healthy, to them) bit of bacteria, and they can also pick up bacteria anywhere and spread it all over themselves when preening. Remember, they do everything from re-fluffing their backsides to eating off the ground with their bills. They preen their entire bodies with that same bill. The basic rule of thumb is to not let them touch your face and wash your hands after handling them.

    Hope you are feeling better soon.
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