Got pics, anyone been allergic to chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by squiqwe, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. squiqwe

    squiqwe In the Brooder

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    These are our first chicks 4 australorps, 4 slws and 1 blue slikie. We never thought having chicks would be such an amazing feeling! We already want more. My wife is awfully allergic to the silkie chick. She got hives from handling her! Has anyone experienced this. Did it pass as the silkie grew?

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  2. Dar

    Dar Crowing

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    I dont know if it will pass as the silkes grows but you wife may be able to build her immune system to tolerate the chicken
     
  3. squiqwe

    squiqwe In the Brooder

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    I hope so because this is her chick. When I ordered she asked for a silkie.[​IMG]
     
  4. Dar

    Dar Crowing

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    Use an OTC anti-histamine like benadryl or reactine I perfer the liquid i find they work better... take the meds 20 min before being near the chickens and see what happens...slowly lower the dosage until she can tolerate it
     
  5. turbo13

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    Found Your New Babies. Too Cute! I Wished I Was Able To Find A Silkie Around Here No Luck.about Being Allergic,i Too Get Very Itichy When I Handle To Kids. If I Let Them Sit On My Bare Arms I Get Welts. Dont Know If Its The Bird Themselves. Or From The Dirty Feet. Poop. I Have To Wash With Hot Water And Soap.right After I Play With Them. Jim
     

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