I have Flu type A. Should I be worried about giving it to my birds?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by kaddidle, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. kaddidle

    kaddidle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been feeling run down and crappy for about a week. I started running a fever and coughing yesterday so I went to the doctor and found out I have flu type A. I read online that this type of flu can be hosted by wild birds. Should I be concerned about giving it to my chickens?
     
  2. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldnt worry about it.
     
  3. knjinnm

    knjinnm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "Should I be concerned about giving it to my chickens?"

    Only if you're doing things the rest of us would not do! [​IMG]
     
  4. kaddidle

    kaddidle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I regularly feed them leftover food scrapings from my plate, and I often cook noodles or steamed veggies for their treats and have not ever been particular about washing my hands first. That's not something I'd do for people, especially not when I was sick.
     
  5. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No.
     
  6. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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    Birds should be fine!
    Speedy healings!
     
  7. JLS

    JLS Love my feathered babies!

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    They should be fine but my vet advised me to wear a face mask while caring for my flock when I was sick with the swine flu last year. When it comes to some flu strains it can mutate. I dont see the harm in trying to protect them. It seems like a logical/sensible thing to do. I wish all chicken owners were as concerned with the welfare of their flack as you are! Good Job!
     

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