My wife is trying to get to know the new chickens better, and vice versa. She trys to hold one every day for a few minutes, and give it a little pat. The chickens seem a little nervous but are not overly excited. I think handling them a bit is probably a good thing. So, my Wife mentions this to a friend, (who never has raised birds) and the friend says she heard of a woman who used to hold chickens in her lap. This woman apparently got some infection, or parasite in her urethra, which the doctor said was passed from the chicken. Now my Wife dosen't want to hold the chickens now, and is all worried. Should she be? Can humans get sick from handling healthy chickens?