Help! Chickens and pregnancy?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mmurek, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. mmurek

    mmurek Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 17, 2015
    Is there any reason for a pregnant woman to worry about being around chickens? I understand the concern about young people and the infirmed handling chickens. Should there be any worry for a pregnant woman?

  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2011
    As far as just being around them, there really isn't much risk. Of course, there's always the chance of salmonella if a pregnant woman (or anyone, for that matter) were to handle the birds and not use good hand washing practices. And, you wouldn't want her out cleaning the coop, as there's a huge risk of contracting hystoplasmosis through the feces, dust and dander.
    As long as none of that's happening, all should be well.
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2015

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