I'm the type of person who would much rather have a stomach virus over a cold any day. I thought I dodged this bullet untill 2 days ago when it hit be between the eyes with a vengance. My poor chickies havent been messed with much since I've gotten home and i KNOW they miss it and so do I. But I just don't have it in me to sit out there with them right now. I need a shopvac with a nostril attatchment and a constant flow of hotish liquid to keep the slime formation in my throat to a minimum.