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Um.. Weird story

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Bantamz, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. Bantamz

    Bantamz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Soooo this will probably sound weird but I had my 2 chick on my chest right under my chin and I yawned and one reached it head in my mouth and drank my...spit...*ewww*should I be worried that she might get sick?
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    I would not be concerned, no. This is actually a fairly predictable outcome for the situation as chickens are curious and explore with their beaks - facial parts (mouth and eyes) are quite attractive to them as they are shiny (because they are wet) and have flashy white bits (teeth and eyeballs). While this particular incident was not harmful to either of you, it is important to take care and be on-guard when chickens are anywhere near your face because of the eye/teeth attraction, serious damage can be done to you.
     
  3. TBirdsTheWord33

    TBirdsTheWord33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's pretty funny! Honestly, I wouldn't worry too much about your "spit sipper" contracting an illness from you. Chickens eat all kinds of crazy things a sane human would never dream of touching...and keep on trucking. If I told you some of the things I've caught my own chickens eating, you'd probably be sick! ;-)

    You catching salmonella from your chicks is more within the realm of possibility, but I wouldn't lose too much sleep over that, either.
     
  4. TBirdsTheWord33

    TBirdsTheWord33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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