I want to talk about an illness that you can get from keeping chickens, but you’ve probably never heard of it. It’s called histoplasmosis and you can get it from breathing in the spores of a fungus (Histoplasma capsulatum ) found in bird or bat droppings. Yes it’s all birds, not just chickens. However since keeping chickens entails things like cleaning the coop which stirs up chicken poop and bedding dust, you have a higher chance of catching histoplasmosis from your chickens then from random wild birds.
- Lisa Murano
Raising chickens, teenagers, pets, flowers, herbs and growing our own food on 25 acres in the hills of western Pennsylvania....and doing it all as cheaply as possible!
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