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Help! Chickens and pregnancy?

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

  1. mmurek

    mmurek In 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 Crowing

    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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