Salmonella and yong child

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mandyjoC, May 26, 2011.

  1. mandyjoC

    mandyjoC New Egg

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    I was told i shouldnt have chickens until my children are 5 years old because of salmonella is this true?thx
     
  2. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

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    you shouldn't let you child lick chicken poop because of salmonella.

    Having kids and chickens or any animal together is a great learning experience. The younger the better.

    One thing to teach is proper hygiene, and washing hands, keep hands out of mouth etc.

    If you are practical with your interactions, having your kids learn about caring for living creatures and respecting those creatures is an amazing life lesson.
     
    Last edited: May 26, 2011
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC. I agree with scbatz33.
     
  4. Chicka-boom Chicka-boom

    Chicka-boom Chicka-boom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Hello [​IMG]
    I am a newbie so I can't offer any advice yet - except to say there have been and still are tons of farm families who have raised kids and chickens together - so I imagine that with regular common sense hygiene your kids would be fine [​IMG]
     
  5. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

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  6. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

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    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

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    [​IMG] from Indiana!!!! [​IMG]
     
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Great advice given [​IMG]
     
  9. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. I also agree. [​IMG]
     
  10. Chickencoop1996

    Chickencoop1996 Chillin' With My Peeps

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