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Wanting chickens but concerned with allergies

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by autumnn, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. autumnn

    autumnn New Egg

    Mar 21, 2016
    Hi! My husband and I really want to get chickens but our 1 year old son is severely allergic to peanuts/nuts. I called Purina to ask if they use peanuts in their plant and they do not but can't promise that it doesn't come in contact with peanuts somewhere. I'm not concerned with the eggs... I'm just concerned that if my son were to touch the feed that it would be dangerous. Does anyone here have a pn allergy and know of a feed that is safe or a way to make your own feed? I probably seem over cautious, but seeing your baby have an anaphylactic reaction will do that to you. :/ Thanks in advance, I'm hoping I can find a solution I feel safe with!
  2. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC. I have read that some members make their own feed. If you type "fermented feed, or feed recipes" in the search box you should find the info that you are looking for.

    In the meantime, joining your state thread will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area, which can be helpful (just type the name of your state in the search box).

    All the best
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I am sorry I am not qualified to answer that.
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  5. autumnn

    autumnn New Egg

    Mar 21, 2016
    Thank you all!

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