Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dbounds10, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. dbounds10

    dbounds10 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 15, 2011
    Fort Worth, Tx
    OK - I have had my 6 chicks for about a week now. They all seem fine, no bald spots or anything. They do preen alot and scratch a little but I chalked that up for new feathers.

    Here is the catch - I HAVE A RINGWORM spot on my thigh. I always wash after handling, I dont have cats. I do have a 12 year old dog that lives inside and he is not showing any signs of it.

    Can I have gotten this from my chicks? and if so, how do I get rid of it on me and figure out if the girls do have it and how to get rid of it on them??

  2. Keara

    Keara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 24, 2009
    Quote:If it is ringworm, yes you can get it from chickens. Start with an over the counter anitfungal cream. If that does not work go to your Dr.

    I had what I thought was ringworm from my chickens once, even my Dr said "yes it is ringworm". But after 6 months of antifungal treatment, oral and topical, it did not go away. Finally I went to a dermitologist who said I actually had eczema, and with the correct treatment it went away quickly.

    I do not know how to get rid of it in chickens, sorry. Keep an eye on the Dog, he may actually have it.

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