Hi all! This summer I was (really really) sick for about 8 weeks with a pretty severe intestinal illness. It came for a day or so at a time, then went for a few days, then came back... and after about four major tests (gall bladder, stomach scope, etc) that turned out to be negative I'm feeling better. Last week, my DH came down with something similar, but it lasted longer. He ended up in the ER, at which time they did a stool culture, CAT scanned his kidneys and sent him home. Lo and behold the health dept called two days later and said he tested positive for campylobacter. Turns out, they think that's probably what I had too. We never go out to eat, and I'm really careful handling my food... but we have the chickens. We're fairly certain that's where we got it from. We (thought) we are careful with respect to hand washing after handling the birds, cleaning the coop, collecting the eggs but apparently missed something. We're going to increase the sanitation standards we have, but I was wondering if this is a common problem? I was under the impression this bacteria is part of their normal gut flora and there's no way to medicate this problem away... but do any of you have any thoughts? We've got two little kids and I would hate for them to get what we had. I wanted to die, it was so bad. Thanks for your thoughts!