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Question about pregnancy and flock management

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by stone_family3, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2011
    I recently found out I'm pregnant and was wondering if there were any other precautions I need to take when in the coop. Currently I have 33 chickens and 2 ducks currently.
  2. nova022

    nova022 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 3, 2012
    Check with your doctor. I personally would not handle any sick birds and would let someone else clean the coop, but as far as feeding, watering, collecting eggs and so forth I would continue to do so as long as you use good sanitation measures, which everyone should do pregnant or not.
  3. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 8, 2008
    When I was pregnant, I was not supposed to handle sick birds or clean out the coop (so I wasn't exposed to airborne toxins). I also had to wash my hands a lot. Other than that, my doc had no worries.

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