Warning i got from a friend.......

Jolyn

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I just showed a friend of mine the pictures of my boys with the chicks and she warned me that her friends son got salmonella poisoning after playing with baby chicks......Should i be concerned?

I have been having the boys wash hands whenever they play with them and so do i. We were doing that even before my friends warning.

Thanks guys,
Jodie
 

d.k

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* If the boy's are washing, I don't think there's a problem-- but, kids show always be trained how to handle a chicken (meaning esp. keeping them UPRIGHT) and observed in the process to make sure they aren't risking themselves or wearing the chicks out.
 
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speedabug

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I have been raising chickens for 8 years and no one in my family has every got salmlnella from it.
 

Jolyn

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Quote:Good to know!!! Thank you!!!!!

Oh and i am being very careful with my boys. I'm watching them very closely when they are near the chicks...... however i can't imagine that they would even try to turn them upside down.
 
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Jolyn

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d.k :

Just being a bit chicken over-protective, Jolyn-- Sorry. There was a case here recently and it's still on my mind.


Oh no i totally understand!!!! My boys know not to go near the chicks without supervision....plus the heat lamp freaks me out too.​
 

gritsar

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We kinda have a germ phobia after my SO almost died from systemic e.coli last year. I keep a pump bottle of hand sanitizer on the counter by the door. Get one and get your boys in the habit of using it whenever they've been handling the chicks.
 

CoyoteMagic

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only the shadow knows.....
wash wash wash. "Good ol's soap and water never hurt any one" so momma told me (wonder if her mom tried to make her eat a bar of lux?!)

I've gotten sick from cleaning the litter box but no the hen house. Go figure
 

equine chick

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Being a nurse I must wash my hands at least 50 times in a 8 hour shift and I'm a firm believer in it. I really don't think chicks can carry samonella but in doubt wash your hands, use sanitizer and just use common sense.
 

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