That is making me wince. Feeling for you, especially when it is both hands. I wear gloves almost all the time even in summer as my skin is very dry and cracks as soon as it is exposed, but I have still been caught out before with a relatively minor rope burn so I do sympathise. My sister was just telling me last week that a friend on her yard ended up in A&E with the same thing and they strapped her up and have put her on antibiotics, presumably because lead robes are not exactly the cleanest items. She had also dunked her hand straight into a bucket of cold water, which oddly, according the medical staff, was the wrong thing to do. Like you she was handling someone else's horse for them.
Sad to report that poor Harry, my legbar cockerel, has gone the journey, as well as a couple of other boys from the bachelor pad that were looking unwell. He was depressed and starting to look poorly and was losing weight rapidly even though I was doing my best to feed him away from the others. I don't know how old he was, as he was a gift to me as an adult bird, but I decided his time had come.
Since then 4 more of the adolescent boys are starting to come into their hormones, so there will be more processing in the next day or two as they are harassing the hens and if I put them in the bachelor pad, there is then no impetus on me to deal with them. It just becomes too easy to keep them until "another day" and I can't possibly keep all of them. It's also easier mentally to do the deed when they are actively causing a nuisance within the flock. I picked one of them off the roost last night and he's a decent weight, so it's time. Unfortunately the "Oik" being a leghorn cross is small and hardly worth the effort and whatever flesh is on him will probably still be bruised from his dust up with Henry, so I'm leaving him for now. Thankfully they seem to have a peace treaty which is holding at the moment.
No I didn't get my burger as it was closed when we got there and we only had about 10 mins before the film started because I was running late as usual, so we grabbed the nearest fast food which was a KFC, scoffed it at record speed and made it into the cinema just as the main feature was starting. Film was really good though..... better than I anticipated..... but probably not the most romantic evening I've had. Did you do anything for Valentines?