Is my cold contagious to my chickens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by maizy'smom, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. maizy'smom

    maizy'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I am new. Yes, I have a monster of a cold. Yes, there's more snot in my head than brains, so please, bear with me......

    Am I contagious to my girls? If people can get Bird Flu, can chickens get People Colds? It may be the Day-quil talking, but I've begun to worry that I may pass this along to them.

    Any clue? Thanks, and pass the tissues, please.

    mm
     
  2. Gullygarden

    Gullygarden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am in the same condition and wondering the same thing! get well soon!
     
  3. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    No.
     
  4. maizy'smom

    maizy'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you! Hope you feel better soon, too. This came on with a vengence Saturday, so I'm hoping that today is the worst of it, and tomorrow I'll be over the hump and starting to improve.
    Be well.

    mm
     
  5. peteyfoozer

    peteyfoozer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they do, just make them some "people-noodle soup" and they will feel much better! [​IMG]
     
  6. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree with Wynette: Yet, I know this; if you work in one of the local Poultry Barns (1 million eggs a day) and show up with a cold you'll be sent home in a skinny minute. If you walk in the barn with a cold: You'll be fired! So, the commerical fellows don't agree with us and their the ones making the money off this stuff.
     
  7. maizy'smom

    maizy'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree with Wynette: Yet, I know this; if you work in one of the local Poultry Barns (1 million eggs a day) and show up with a cold you'll be sent home in a skinny minute. If you walk in the barn with a cold: You'll be fired! So, the commerical fellows don't agree with us and their the ones making the money off this stuff.

    Wow. That says a lot. No more kissing chickens till I'm better, I guess. Thanks!

    mm
     
  8. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    maizy'smom :

    Quote:I agree with Wynette: Yet, I know this; if you work in one of the local Poultry Barns (1 million eggs a day) and show up with a cold you'll be sent home in a skinny minute. If you walk in the barn with a cold: You'll be fired! So, the commerical fellows don't agree with us and their the ones making the money off this stuff.

    Wow. That says a lot. No more kissing chickens till I'm better, I guess. Thanks!

    mm​

    I truly think I passed a cold to my chickens once. Really. Germs can spread to animals too, I would think. Why not?[​IMG] I'm not scientist, but I do believe it can happen.
     
  9. maizy'smom

    maizy'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If laughter is the best medicine, consider me dosed! Thanks!
     
  10. peteyfoozer

    peteyfoozer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know I was warned not to get too close to my parrot when I had a cold. I think you can pass respiratory stuff. I'm no vet tho!
     

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