Keeping kids healthy around chickens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by wyan5, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. wyan5

    wyan5 In the Brooder

    Jan 9, 2013
    Didn't see this question anywhere but if it's on here already just point me in the right direction ;)
    I have 2 children under 3 years old who play out in the backyard with our free range chickens. Is there any extra precautions against disease to take other than washing their hands after being in the yard? My youngest is still learning to walk and often falls down in the poopy yard (I never knew chicken poop was so huge!) The chickens are not tame so the kids never touch them directly.
  2. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm

    Apr 13, 2008
    Bowdon, GA
    Great information here!!!!!

    Hope this helps and have a blessed day! farmer nancy
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  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Hand washing is good. I'll bet a little exposure to chicken germs will give your kids better immune systems. My kids are raised around all types of animals and have probably been closer to poo than I knew, and they're healthy as, well, horses!

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