A health warning..

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A health warning..
« on: November 03, 2014, 18:29 »
I got a message today from a retired nurse - it's a really bad idea to let hens into the house as it can cause respiratory problems.

We are a bit set in our ways now - I just love having them around and they love to come in on rainy days...

Oh dear - is she right?
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Re: A health warning..
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2014, 18:46 »
The risk is very slight IMO

It's the dust from cleaning that causes any problems..... H&S advice here.

http://www.hse.gov.uk/agriculture/poultry/guide.htm
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Re: A health warning..
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2014, 19:29 »
+1 with mos.

You and your girls enjoy it, life is too short and the risk so small. Enjoy each other's company!
250m2 grow area + 20' x 10' pt - avid fruit grower
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"There comes a point where Mother nature just says no, without a lot of electricity." Quote Beesrus

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Re: A health warning..
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2014, 19:36 »
Poultry has a fine dandruff like dust on them.  After all the years I have spent rearing chooks and turkeys, and helping Brian pluck them, although it has made me cough at times.  I've had no lasting problems, and I'm still alive and kicking.

I know the chickens have never been in the house, apart from the odd sickly ones, but I have spent many hundreds of hours in the hen houses with them.

So Like the others have said, the risk is so small in your case, just enjoy them.   :) :)

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Re: A health warning..
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2014, 20:04 »
You are saying all the right things!  In the right order!!!! :D :D

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Re: A health warning..
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2014, 20:36 »
Don't let people spoil your pleasure for such a silly thing Needle.  How many poultry keepers do you hear of with respiratory diseases?

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Re: A health warning..
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2014, 20:42 »
How many needles make a Nerdle?  :lol:

Let's hope she gets the point.   ::)

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Re: A health warning..
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2014, 05:22 »
I often find mine indoors when the doors open in the summer - that's me done for then  ::)


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Re: A health warning..
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2014, 05:44 »
That's an amazing photo.

I wouldn't fancy cleaning the mess, though!

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Re: A health warning..
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2014, 05:57 »
I have had my sickly ones in the house plus one very inquisitive one who I found upstairs in the bathroom - and yes she did a pooh up there  :lol: .
I do have asthma so am a little wary but so far no problems and I've never had to use my inhaler around them.
Staffies are softer than you think.

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Re: A health warning..
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2014, 09:00 »
My living room is a lanscape of stitched together towels with a garden trellis 'fence' to corral them in.   :)



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