Humans getting sick from chickens?

Ginmary

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It should pass. :) I suppose you could become tolerant if you ingested it regularly.[/QUOTE]

Thanks. I think I’ll try to remain intolerant and get my nourishment elsewhere! :barnie
 

PirateGirl

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If you clean the coop and then don't wash up well and then eat some food there is a chance of transmitting bacteria and/or parasites into your own system. It's not a bad idea to wear a dust mask when cleaning the coop as lots of things become airborne as well.
 

chickenMamee

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If you clean the coop and then don't wash up well and then eat some food there is a chance of transmitting bacteria and/or parasites into your own system. It's not a bad idea to wear a dust mask when cleaning the coop as lots of things become airborne as well.
Agree! That’s why my hands look so bad. I wash well anytime I touch the coop or areas that my chickens frequent.
 

Ginmary

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:sickThanks all. I always try my best to wash well. I may just have a human type bug but the question entered my mind so I figured I’d ask. I guess I won’t have to be wormed!
 

Granny Hatchet

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Ginmary, thought has crossed my mind a few times too. Its just as possible to get Ecoli from a human . you just cant see microscopic poop. Theres also salmonella and yup, even worms. I try my best to not dwell on it because its so very rare. I keep telling myself I am going to leave disinfecting wipes out by the coop but I aint done it yet. I pick up an egg w/ poop on it and stick it in the basket then I smoke a cigarette . same ol hands unwashed. yuck
 

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