Thinking about keeping chickens: allergy question

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by eggheads, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. eggheads

    eggheads Hatching

    Mar 3, 2011
    In the contemplation stage right now. My son is severely allergic to just about any animal with fur. Checked with his allergist re: possibility of keeping chix. Was told could try it out. If son shows any itchy, watery eyes, runny nose, wheezing, would have to get rid of all the chickens. Anyone with similar experience, dog/cat allergies, etc.? TIA Steve
  2. Wild Trapper

    Wild Trapper Songster

    Jan 1, 2011
    There should be a test for that. However, most people keep their chickens outdoors. It would probably be possible to keep chickens without them having contact with your son. [​IMG]

    BTW [​IMG] from Ohio [​IMG]
  3. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

    Jan 26, 2010
    Texas, Panhandle
    [​IMG] from Texas [​IMG]
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    Quote:[​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. I agree with Wild Trapper. Just make sure you have someone lined up to take the chickens just in case you can't keep them. I hope it all works out for you. [​IMG]
  5. Ema

    Ema Songster

    Jun 4, 2010
    N. Ontario CANADA

    my 15 year old son is allergic to a lot of animals too, but he never comes in contact with the chickens so he is fine. my chickens are in the barn in a coop of their own.

    you could get your doctor to do an allergy test for that too.

  6. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
  7. MSDeb

    MSDeb Songster

  8. benjoycei

    benjoycei Songster

    Mar 4, 2011
    I was tested...highly allergic to feathers...but the chickens outside don't bother me at all!
  9. HatchingFever

    HatchingFever Songster

    Feb 8, 2011
    [​IMG] from Beautiful Ca
  10. Symphony

    Symphony Vanilla, Little Airt Airt

    [​IMG] from SC! My sister, 23, is allergic to chickens, but she can pet them. If they keep flying around her it will bother her, she cant cuddle them, but other than that she's fine, I'd say make sure where they live is airy, that helps, ALOT! I'm just too lucky, I'm not allergic to anything, [​IMG] I feel sad to see other kids allergic to things. I dont like thinking myself highly either, makes life harder.

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