we are not feeling well

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kev6in, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. kev6in

    kev6in Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 26, 2011
    My 4 year old daughter is coughing and my wife woke up with a sore throat.
    We have 4 newborn chicks now and there are more on the way (4 out of 24 eggs).
    Do I have to worry about the chicks getting sick from them?
  2. Alethea

    Alethea Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    I would guess, no. Most illnesses are species specific. There are a few which cross over but have different effects. That being said, your wife and daughter could probably use some rest, so maybe they'd want to wait to play, care for the chicks.
  3. top of the hill

    top of the hill Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 20, 2011

    I saw a thread on this the other day and all agreed that a human cold in theory shouldn't transfer to a chick. Doesn't mean you wouldn't want to use caution if handling your chicks i.e. wash your hands before and after, not sneezing or coughing into the brooder and no chicken kisses! [​IMG]
  4. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hickory Flat, MS
    No. They won't get sick... Just try to get well... [​IMG]

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