So I really shouldn't kiss my chickens???

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Maryallison77, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. Maryallison77

    Maryallison77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I really really love my chickens. I am a newer chicken owner. Just got the 1st batch 3 1/2 months ago. Well, I read that they can give you salmanilla (I know I spelled it wrong) Is that really true? I just love them so much. I just wanta pick them up and kiss them! [​IMG] So I have been careful so far and washed my hands real good after touching them.

    So has anyone ever kissed their hens??? If so were you ok? Am I just over worried?
     
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  2. FloridaChickenChick

    FloridaChickenChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I kiss my chickens. I know I shouldn't but they're irresistable. I just hope salmonella doesn't live on feathers.
     
  3. 12 Acres

    12 Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've smooched mine too, near the back of the head. I kiss my ducklings all the time too. I can't resist the fuzzzzzzzz.....
     
  4. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I kiss mine too. I have read you can get salm. from them too. Who knows? I had it once and I lived. I am hoping I would live again if I got it. [​IMG]
     
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  5. big_brahmas

    big_brahmas Out Of The Brooder

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    Guilty. I'm a chicken smoocher over her as well. ;]
     
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  6. FloridaChickenChick

    FloridaChickenChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG. I am so relieved. I was embarrassed to admit it and was afraid all these posts would be people saying, "YOU'RE GOING TO DIE!!!!!"

    I mean, I know I'm going to die someday. I hope I'll be kissing a chicken when I go.

    [​IMG]
     
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  7. krackerhill

    krackerhill Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah, ok rat me out....me too. But only the silkies!
     
  8. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I kiss and hug mine too and have been for years [​IMG]...I'm still here!
     
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  9. Ellie_NY_chick

    Ellie_NY_chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm more of a chicken nuzzler. I have a red cochin hen that just nuzzles my cheek, and i nuzzle her right back.

    No diseases, but I did get a peck in the eye, so be careful!
     
  10. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    Floresville, Texas
    I kiss my chickens, I nuzzle my chickens, I LOVE my chickens. [​IMG] I especially like kissing my rooster on his big, huge, comb. [​IMG]
     
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