I'm I supposed to do this?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Easter eggers, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. Easter eggers

    Easter eggers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm wondering if any time I go to my flock if I should wash my hands? Do any of you do this?
     
  2. oldchickenlady

    oldchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cabot, AR
    I wouldn't unless I had been handling someone else's chickens...and in that case I would shower and change clothes and shoes, too.
     
  3. navasima

    navasima Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Always a good idea!! before & after [​IMG]
     
  4. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    I wash my hands every single time I spend time in the coop holding my chickens. My children do this as well. You can get sick from ingesting chicken poop.[​IMG]
     
  5. littlefork

    littlefork Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always wash my hands when I come back from the coop. I also keep a carton of those Clorox wipes in the coop to wipe my hands if I'm not coming straight back to the house.
     
  6. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    I don't handle my chickens unless I absolutely have to and this usually involves some dirty work, so I wash afterwards if I'm not just going on to some other dirty choring. Wash my hands before? That would be like washing my hands before I wipe my patooty! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

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    I don't wash my hands every time I handle my chickens, only if I get something visibly on me.
     
  8. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    I always wash hands when I come in from outside, no matter where I've been or what I've been doing. But not before I go to the coop unless I've been away and been around other birds or animals.
     
  9. Evelle

    Evelle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    North Idaho
    I am all ways washing my hands before and after i handle my chickens or eggs.
    just cuz bird are so gross. i love them to death but they cant help being so messy.
     
  10. yellowirenut

    yellowirenut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wash good if i have been messing with he coop. Sanitize lotion if i have just petted or inspected/held the birds.
     

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