What human sicknesses can be passed on to Chickens?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sanyijr, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. sanyijr

    sanyijr Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 20, 2011
    Anyone know what colds, flus or infections can be passed to chickens?

    ie: chicken pox, respitory visuses, whooping cough, flu, etc?
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2011
  2. FarmCoe

    FarmCoe Flock Mistress

    May 22, 2010
    Planet Earth
    I don't know any, but I am interested in finding what sicknessess can be cross-contaminated [​IMG]
  3. Chemguy

    Chemguy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 30, 2011
    Springfield, Ohio
    I don't know of any, but would be surprised if anyone has researched the issue. Usually it's an outbreak of disease in humans that is traced back to poultry (avian flu aka H1N1 for example). Then, the chickens are culled if needed. I don't think there is much importance placed on identifying if deadly diseases of chickens came from humans...they are just culled and that's the end of the story. There was talk for a little while of turkeys being infected by H1N1 from humans, but later studies showed that this was not the case.
  4. sweeterdeeter42

    sweeterdeeter42 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2011
    Northern Illinois
    H1N1 is not Avian Flu. It is Swine Flu. H5H1 is Avian Flu. [​IMG]

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